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Locust Fork Ramblers: Conspicuous Winter Hike #1

Mardis Mill Falls, Blountsville, AL Blountsville, AL 35031, USA

Locust Fork Ramblers: Conspicuous Winter Hike #1 – The obvious landscape of winter It’s winter time at Mardis Mill and along Graves Creek, come observe the winter landscape and learn about the conspicuous elements in our natural landscape. This hike will be led by Zac Napier. Meet at 9:30 am – 3hr duration Moderate to difficult hike due to slick bedrock, and occasionally off-trail walking. What to bring: dress for the weather, sturdy walking shoes (may get wet), walking stick, camera, a healthy snack and water to drink. FLFR will have several magnifying glasses to loan, and one pair ofContinue Reading ...


MLK Day Service Project with FLFR

The Arc 615 Fairground Avenue, Oneonta, AL

On January 20, 2020 Blount County will be honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a service project at the ARC of Blount County. 8 am – meet at The ARC at 615 Fairground Avenue in Oneonta (behind Charlie B’s) at 8:00am.  Bring rakes, leaf blowers, gloves and hedge trimmers. We will be doing some landscape clean-up and an outdoor painting project. 12 noon Unity Celebration at the Little Brick Church on Hwy 75 in Oneonta (across the road from ACE Hardware). 12:30 Luncheon at the Lester Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall will follow immediately after the program atContinue Reading ...


Palisades Park Hike  

Palisades Park, Oneonta, AL Oneonta, AL 35121, USA

Friends of the Locust Fork River will be taking hikers to new heights! Join leader Tammy Mason and see for yourself: Blount County Palisades Park offers scenic views atop Ebell Mountain. Since 1973 Palisades Park has drawn and delighted visitors. The newest feature is the restored Fire Tower.  We’ll wander the mountain, then climb the 133 steps of the Sand Mountain Lookout Fire Tower inside the park. You’ll see the majority of Blount County and – on a clear day – parts of St. Clair, Etowah, Cullman and Jefferson Counties. The climb is FREE, and the scenic view is priceless!Continue Reading ...


Locust Fork Ramblers Hike  #2: Fungi and Lichen

The unseen composers of our environment. A single tablespoon of soil can contain miles of the fungal body we call mycelium. These organisms shape the environment and our lives in ways we are just now beginning to understand. FLFR Ramblers are a nature based sauntering group that focuses on learning about the environment through experiences and observations. Led by Zac Napier, naturalist, through this program, you will understand what makes Blount County awesome by nature! This Ramble will begin in the top of the plateau and then we will work our way down a moderate slope to the picturesque landscapeContinue Reading ...


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