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*CANCELED* Bat Cave Spring Wildflower Hike With Nature Conservancy
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm$65
Come take a Spring hike among the wildflowers, learn about how the Nature Conservancy has preserved the land around Bat Cave, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Lure. Bat Cave, near Lake Lure, is not generally open to the public in order to protect the endangered species that live there. The Nature Conservancy, which acquired the property to protect this pristine habitat, will provide guides to this special exclusive hike.
The morning will start with pastries and beverages while enjoying a short talk on the
importance of Bat Cave Preserve to our mountain environment and the endangered bats who live there. You’ll learn about the important work the Conservancy is doing to save the mountain habitat we love. We’ll then hike a 1.5 mile round-trip trail, taking us to a cave entrance and back. Along the way Megan Sutton (Nature Conservancy biologist) and Marilyn Kolton and Lou Dwarshius will point out the incredible array of Spring wildflowers and birds living in the area.
After our hike, we’ll take the short drive to Lake Lure and picnic on the shores of the lake. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and spectacular views of the Lake and Rumbling Bald Mountain. After lunch you can walk the beautiful paths of Morse Park along Lake Lure or rent paddle boats or even take a boat tour of the Lake. What a great way to spend Earth Day 2020.