Shoals Environmental Alliance: Wildflower Hike and Americana Exhibits at Bull Skull Hollow

Wildflower Hike and Americana Exhibits at Bull Skull Hollow
Sponsored by Fresh Air Family and Shoals Environmental Alliance.

 

Led by Charles Rose.

This outing is free to the public, but you should register. Events sometimes have to be canceled at the last hour, due to adverse weather, etc.

To register or get more info, contact Charles Rose at chuckrivers@comcast.net or 256-366-1937.

Registering is easy; all we need is:
1. Your name.
2. The number of people in your party.
3. A contact phone number, preferably a cell phone.

Meet 1:00pm at Jack’s Hamburgers, 3411 Woodward Ave. (US-43) in Muscle Shoals, AL, on the south side of the building.

Bring water and snacks.

The Hicks family hosts this event on their 300-acre tract on Spring Creek, near the Lagrange community in Colbert County.

We will hike along beautiful Spring Creek, in search of spring wildflowers.

 

This will probably be a 4-5 mile hike, but if you are not up for that distance you can return a little sooner. We will walk downhill to the creek, then our route is pretty level until our return, back up the hill.
If participants or willing to take a little more strenuous route back up the hill, we may visit an impressive rock outcropping variously known as “The Rockpile” or “The Castle.”

On this date, expect to see in bloom native Azaleas, Sessileleaf Bellwort, Barren Strawberry, Large-flowered Bellwort, Eastern Blue Star, Wild Comfrey, Blue-eyed Grass, Fire Pink, Southern Stoneseed, Solomon’s Seal, Toothworts, Trilliums, and much more.

 

After the walk, we will tour “The Village,” 6-7 log & wooden buildings (including a general store, carriage house, schoolhouse-church, smoke house & the “Museum,” all full of old implements, tools, antiques & household items from yesteryear. An amazing display!

Google Map of Jack’s Hamburgers
https://goo.gl/maps/fJL1Ya2iSW62

 

Directions:

 

From Birmingham: 
Take I-65 N for app. 50 miles to Cullman. Take the AL-157 exit (Exit 310). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto AL-157 N (toward Moulton). Continue on AL-157 for app. 55 miles, passing through Moulton on the way. Merging with AL-20 W (alt US-72 W), continue for another 4.3 miles into Muscle Shoals, AL. Turn right onto US-43 N (Woodward Ave.) and go 1.2 miles. Jack’s Hamburgers will be on the right. Meet on the south side of the building.

From Huntsville: 
Take I-565 W. I-565 will become AL-20 W. Continue on AL-20 W as it crosses the Tennessee River into Decatur. On the other side of the bridge, AL-20 immediately turns right at the light. Continue app. 40 miles more on AL-20 W to Muscle Shoals, AL. Turn right on US-43 N (Woodward Ave.) and go 1.2 miles. Jack’s Hamburgers will be on the right. Meet on the south side of the building.

Info about Bull Skull Hollow, with photos of “The Village” & wildflowers:
http://bullskullhollow.com