Goose Creek Afield: Sign Up Now!

We’re good to go now to let folks know about this nature-outdoor event happening just outside my front door in September.

Come walk the trails from which so many stories and images have come to Fragments over the past thirteen years.

We will go slow, stop often, and share what we know, wonder, and hope from our different experiences in relationship to the natural world.

Bring cameras, curiosity and questions–about ferns, flowers and forest and stream ecology. We’ll consider what this place might have looked like a million and a hundred million years ago to leave behind this deep gorge cut by Namelesss Creek.

This event–as a fund-raising activity for SustainFloyd–is limited to 15 so sign up early using the form HERE.

For a short visual teaser, click the image up top. I think you’ll be glad you did.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. Beautiful slide show for your walk. This activity sounds perfect for you, and I hope the group that signs up will be very engaged. By the way, you say “click the image BELOW” and there is none.