Nature Hike on Goose Creek: Sign Up!

The Flow of Things
Goose Creek–the headwaters of the South Fork of the Roanoke River

Take a slow, intentional-attentive walk in the woods with naturalist-photographer-author Fred First. Focus will be on the bigger-picture understanding of ecology and geology of this southern Appalachian landscape but especially will focus on the finer early-autumn details of fern, flower and forest. Turn rocks in the creeks, scratch and sniff, be fully aware in nature, nurture an appreciation for your own personal WHERE. Light refreshments of local food and drink provided to conclude the event conducted as part of the Southwest Virginia Outdoor Expo at Heartwood on September 12, 2015.

â–º WHEN: From 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Sunday September 13

This event affiliated with the SWVA Outdoor Expo held at Heartwood in Abingdon. You can sign up there on that date–if any slots remain–or sign up today by way of the form–and learn more at the link below:

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This is a paid outdoor-experience event, with all proceeds donated to SustainFloyd.

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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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