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A One-Day Carpooling Nature Class

A Nature Study Tour of the Flora and Fauna of Western Virginia’s “Little Switzerland”

Rambling Down Highland County’s Country Roads

Nate Miller, assisted by Sandy Conrad

Saturday, April 30, 2022    Storm Date Saturday, May 7, 2022


7:45 a.m.   Meet at carpool site and go over maps.

3:30 p.m.   Approximate return time.

Cost:  $30 to LLI and a suggested contribution to the driver of $10 per rider to help meet the cost of gas. 

This is a one-day carpooling event with many stops involving moderate hiking to view roadside ecosystems and special areas.  The focuses of these stops are the native species, many of which are rare and/or endangered.  We will also identify and discuss some of the most aggressive invasive species.  Spring migration should be underway and our avian and insect spotting should be very active.

Nate Miller is a professor of Horticulture and Biology at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He is owner of Simply Sustainable Landscaping which focuses on native, edible and historical landscapes and works with Messer Landscapes of Staunton, VA. He graduated from Bridgewater College with a BA degree in Art and a concentration in Environmental Science and holds a master’s in Landscape Architecture from Clemson University. 

All participants will be given maps, species list, suggested articles to bring list, and a “What to expect” statement prior to the event.

Participants must be willing to carpool and sign a JMU Assignment of Risk Waiver.

Limited to 15 participants

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