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Lifelong Hike: Picture Creek

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • 7:00am - 3:00pm

We will hike through the world’s largest population of the federally endangered smooth coneflower in peak bloom during this visit to the Picture Creek nature preserve. This power-line corridor through a unique diabase geologic area gives us a good sense of what the Piedmont prairies were like in earlier times. You will see wildflowers here that you don’t see in most areas of the Piedmont.

Please note: You will be required to enter the following information for each registrant before you can complete your registration: emergency contact, physician contact and health information (allergies, conditions, medications relevant to this field experience). Take a moment to gather this information before beginning your registration.


If the trip is full, please email Missy Chernick to be added to the waitlist.

Registration deadline: Monday, June 10 at 7:00am

For additional information about this trip and other Lifelong Hikes & Adventures, contact Jerry Reynolds at 919.707.9884.


  • Fee: $15 per participant; $10 per member participant.
  • Requirements: Minimum age 18.
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the trip, or if cancellation is made in one of the following ways at least two weeks prior to the trip date: Either in writing via email to Missy Chernick or through the Museum box office (919.707.9950). We cannot issue credits, rain checks, or transfers for these trips.
  • Trip Leader: Jerry Reynolds, Museum Educator
  • Activity Level: Easy to moderate.
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June 12
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
$15 per participant; $10 per member participant.


In the Field

Meet at Prairie Ridge, then travel to site by Museum vehicle.


Jerry Reynolds