Botanic Hike with Jay Clark at Pigeon Mountain April 2016
There are few places you will find as much biodiversity in a small area as at the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail at Pigeon Mountain. Jay Clark, author of Wildflowers of Pigeon Mountain, led us on a fun and relaxing outing to the waterfall, identifying over thirty wildflower species and bloom as well as numerous others that had recently bloomed or will bloom later in the spring. As Jay is well versed in geology, we also learned of the Silurian-Mississippian Era stratography that plays such a key role in making this small area such a biodiversity hotspot. Below are many of the species we saw. Move your cursor over the picture to get the common and botanic names.