Saturday, January 20, 2024

Winter at the Big Rocks


Life is a bit cooler this winter. I'm loving this but the hiking is treacherous.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Fall 2022

Sorry to have been otherwise occupied for a time and haven't been posting. Here's a photo from a couple of days ago of Whites Creek just below where the narrow gauge railroad bridge was back before the civil war.


Friday, April 23, 2021

Where we are Earth Day 2021

 We now have over 800 acres along Whites Creek and its tributaries in conservation easement. A huge thank you to Tenn Green Land Conservancy and the Open Spaces Institute who made it all possible. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Cobble Bar Leather Flower

The Austin Peay Arboretum seems to be very interested in the plant life in Whites Creek Gorge. We have a leather flower that grows on cobble bars that has their attention. Cobble bar prairies are riparian stream side areas that get flooded often enough that it takes special abilities for a plant to survive. We have a solidago that is still being argued about and now this beauty: I flagged it so we can find it easily when it's not in bloom. There are other species that grow at higher elevations. We have those flagged as well. It's a wonderful world out there! Whites Creek Palooza is Saturday June 29, btw! Here's the Facebook page: Palooza