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posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Co-Editor RY   [ updated Jul 17, 2018, 7:12 AM ]

2018 Fall AWS State Meetings

October 26th-28th - Montgomery

Come join us for the fall meeting of the Alabama Wildflower Society in Montgomery. We will be visiting Lagoon Park which consists of approximately 175 acres of land. The park includes sunny meadows, sunny and shady bogs, ponds and creeks, hardwood forests and piney flats. There are seven miles of trails for hiking. We will be hiking the Forest Road Trail (approx. one mile with easy walking) and others as we have time. A guide has yet to be determined. The lodge has been reserved for the whole day on Saturday for our use. Bring lunch and in case of rain, we will have lunch in the lodge.

Our main purpose is to help with the planting of native plants in the park. Help donate one native plant or bring seeds for the meadow. If you will, please select now, pot up and harden off for the planting in October. Please bring garden tools and gloves necessary to plant your plant! Thank You!

Sunday morning we will meet at Fort Toulouse for a wildflower walk. Mr. Ned Jenkins, state archaeologist, will be our host. The fort is located off I65 toward Birmingham.

Lodging and Reservation Details: A block of rooms with 2 queen beds each has been reserved for us at the Holiday Inn Express, 9250 Boyd Copper Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117, Exit 11 on I-85. The rate is $104.00 per night, including breakfast, plus tax and fees. Please make reservations by October 5th by calling 334-271-5516. Please identify you are with the Alabama Wildflower Society. Our dinner meeting Saturday evening will be at Sinclair’s Restaurant on Vaughn Road which is convenient to the hotel. Please use the lower entrance at the foot of the stairs at the front exterior of the building. We will be ordering from the menu. A copy of the menu will be provided when you check into the hotel.

Timetable is as follows: 5:00- 5:15 for social hour at the restaurant. We will place our dinner orders at the time. Dinner at 6:00, program at 6:30. Our speaker will be Joe Watts, President of the Birmingham Audubon Society and the Coordinator for the birding trail project. He is also a consultant for the Alabama Trails Commission’s online database of statewide trails, Association of RC&D Councils, and a multitude of other non-profits across Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University and from Birmingham-Southern College. For questions, please contact our Vice President Anne Kitchens: By Phone: 256-714-1607 or by Email: