Warblers, Waterfalls and Wildflowers

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Monday April 29

7:30 AM  –  1:00 PM

With Keith Watson

Meet at the Greenbrier Ranger Station 

Event Rating: 3 - moderate. See our Activity Rating Scale HERE.

Mileage: 3 miles Maximum

Join GSMA's tenured birder Keith Watson for an inaugural bird walk along Rhododendron Creek in the spectacular Greenbrier section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

We'll meet at the ranger station to promptly organize a carpool to our destination (Volunteer carpool drivers needed.) As we look and listen carefully for migratory warblers, nesting thrushes and many other avian species, we will have the time to enjoy several lovely cascades and native wildflowers carpeting the forest floor.

When we have reached Grapeyard Ridge trail, we'll head west in hopes to hear and hopefully see some higher-elevation birds before returning to our vehicles along our original route. 

Special note: There is usually one stream crossing on this hike, maybe more in after a rain. Please wear shoes you won't mind getting wet. We'll scout the crossing for safety prior to the day of the hike.

What to Bring: In addition to your backpack, binoculars and favorite field guides, we recommend you bring along enough water and food for your comfort, wear comfortable walking shoes with sturdy soles. A personal first-aid kit, trekking poles and rain gear may be helpful as well. Our trips go rain or shine.

Active/Lapsed Members: Please sign in or register (above) prior to completing this registration.

Non-Members: Please register above prior to completing this registration. When you choose the non-member fee below, you will automatically earn a Buckeye-Level membership good thru a year from today.

All Required: Please read our Waivers and Policy Agreements.

For more information, call Dana Murphy at 865.436.7318, Ext. 349