Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wildflower Tour At Mill Creek

Saturday, April 30, 2011

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

meet onsite, directions below

In 2010 The Nature Conservancy was given a 222-acre nature preserve in the Catawba Valley just off the Catawba Road in Montgomery County. The calcareous forest protected on the Blake Preserve is rare in Virginia, largely because of the soil's fertility. The preserve is home to many wildflowers and animals as well as the very pristine headwaters of the Mill Creek that flows into the North Fork River.

Directions from Main St., Blacksburg: Take E. Roanoke St to Catawba Rd. (Rt. 785) After traveling 5.5 miles turn left onto Mill Creek Rd.

Directions from Rt. 311: Turn onto Rt. 785 (Blacksburg Rd.) Drive 15.6 miles and turn right onto Mill Creek Rd.

For more information, contact Butch Kelly at butch2410@msn.com or Rob Guiles at ruguiles@aol.com.