6535 Whitetop Rd
Troutdale, VA 24378
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH
Get Outdoors & Discover New Heights!
Explore the Natural History of Mount Rogers, the Crown Jewel of Southwest Virginia. We have assembled a wide variety of field trips with leaders who are experts in their field and able to make it understandable and interesting for everyone from inquisitive amateurs to accomplished naturalists.
Weekend Field Trips Include: Wildflowers, Butterflies, Geology, Mushrooms, Salamanders, Fly Fishing, Birding, Edible & Medicinal Plants, and more!
Friday night features a Farm-To-Table Dinner and speaker Ann Berry Somers, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will discuss the nat…ural history of the box turtle and the 100-year study The Box Turtle Connection (BTC), now entering its 10th year.
The Mount Rogers Area: This area which includes Virginia’s three tallest peaks, has long fascinated scholars and explorers. Not only is there a wide variation in altitude within a short distance
(2000’-5,729’), there are many different ecosystems within a short drive or hike of each other. In addition, there are many interesting overlaps between the extreme ranges of “southern” and “northern” species of plants, animals, and folks.
The Konnarock Community Center: Friday Night Dinner/Activities and Saturday Field Trips. (Address: 6535 Whitetop Rd, Troutdale, VA 24378)
Grindstone Campground: Camping, Nighttime Programs and Sunday Field Trips. (GPS: 36.68694, -81.54111)
CAMPING & LODGING
Camping will be at Grindstone Campground. To make your reservation visit www.recreation.gov There are numerous other campgrounds, bed & breakfast inns, and rental cabins in the area. Visit www.virginiablueridge.org for more information and suggestions.
For more information visit http://blueridgediscoverycenter.org/mrsnr