(828) 526-0173 | [email protected] | Copyright 2023 – All Rights Reserved.
- This event has passed.
HBS Oconee Bells with Dr. Jim Costa & Mr. Charlie Williams with Highlands Biological Station
Join HBS executive director Jim Costa & Michaux scholar Charlie Williams for a day of exploration learning about the ecology & curious history of the “lost & found” Oconee Bells (Shortia galacifolia), & seeing some of the largest remaining populations of this rarity at peak bloom in its native habitat!
On March 19th, we’ll drive one hour [transportation provided, own vehicle optional] to Devil’s Fork State Park on Lake Jocassee for a leisurely hike on the Oconee Bells Nature Trail where we will see large populations of the fabulous Oconee Bells (Shortia galacifolia), followed by a 3 hour pontoon boat trip with Jocassee Lake Tours to see little known, remote populations of Shortia. Along the way, we will visit beautiful & remote waterfalls & coves of Lake Jocassee, learn about the history of the lake, & keep an eye out for wildlife.