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posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Co-Editor RY   [ updated Aug 26, 2019, 12:37 PM ]

2019 Fall AWS State Meeting

November 1st-3rd at Cane Creek Preserve


The Fall Meeting of The Alabama Wildflower Society will be in Tuscumbia on the weekend of November 1st, 2nd and 3rd (observe: no ball games that weekend!) at CANE CREEK PRESERVE owned by Jim and Faye Lacefield. The Preserve is a beautiful 700+ acres with deep overhangs, once housing native Indians, and beautiful waterfalls. Our own Leon Bates and possibly Charles Rose will be leading our hike. Some of this will be strenuous, but the Lacefield’s have a vehicle that can take the handicapped among us to the bottom where the walking is easy. Our dinner Saturday night will be at Coldwater Mill restaurant at 6 PM where we will order from the menu. Anne will have copies of the menu at the front desk when you check in. This is directly across from The Alabama Music Hall of Fame, and if you want to come early Friday this is a wonderful site paying homage to all of our famous singers and songwriters. Our speaker Saturday night will be Patrick Thompson, with the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance of the Donald E. Davis Arboretum. He will be speaking on the conservation of the Georgia Aster which is in decline.

We have a block of rooms at the Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham, located at 1852 Hwy 72 East, Tuscumbia. 256-248-0055 or 256-320-4079. We have 10 double queen rooms ($80.00 plus tax) and 5 single rooms ($75.00 = tax). Cut off date is October 25th. Please mention AWS.

Sunday, we will drive to The Dismals Canyon in Haleyville in Franklin County off Hwy 43. If you haven’t been there, it is a wonderful spot with large rock formations and more beautiful waterfalls.

Hope to see everyone there.