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Black Belt Prairie Guided Walk
May 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
The Black Belt Conservation and Research Institute and the Center for the Study of the Black Belt invite you to walk among the wildflowers at the UWA Prairie Restoration Area during the peak of the spring wildflower on Saturday May 23, 2015 and Saturday June 6, 2015. A guided walk begins at the footbridge behind Tartt Baseball Field on the UWA campus at 8:00 a.m. The tour will last approximately 2 hours. In addition to seeing purple prairie clover, pinnate prairie coneflowers, standing cypress, scaly blazing star and compass plants, you will also get a chance to learn about the unique geologic setting that provides a foundation for Black Land Prairies as well as the periodic fires that are essential for rejuvenating the flora they support.
If you are interested in bird watching, be sure to bring your binoculars for a chance to see fledgling bluebirds, grasshopper sparrows, and Northern harriers. This is considered one of the best bird-watching sites in West Alabama, according to the Alabama Birding Trails, so you are sure to see some outstanding birds!
For more information contact:
The Center for the Study of the Black Belt
The University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL 35470
(205) 652-3828 phone (205) 652-3827 fax