Eastern Yampah Research Hike with Dr. Robert Loeb from Penn State

Come join Dr. Robert Loeb and Ranger Brandon Jarratt on Saturday, April 27th at 10am for behind-the-scenes glimpse into our vegetative research partnership on Eastern Yampah (Wild Dill) discovered during the acquisition of this ridgetop in 2013. This 2-mile moderate hike will start at 10am at Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory Parking Area. This hike will highlight our southern viewshed and watershed ridgetop above the Hall Farm. In addition, this hike will highlight our invasive-exotic plant removal efforts this past winter thanks to generous funding from the Iris Fund License Plate and from Friends of Radnor Lake.

Participants of this hike should plan on looking to identify a unique plant part of our vegetative research with Penn State University, Friends of Radnor Lake, Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory and TN Division of Natural Areas with the common name “wild dill” (Eastern Yampah).

This critical 63.5-acre tract acquired in 2013-14 thanks to the partnership between The Land Trust of Tennessee, State of Tennessee, a great landowner, Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory and Friends of Radnor Lake.

This 2-hour moderate hike will be limited to 20 park visitors (ages 13 and up). Participants are encouraged to wear good hiking shoes, bring water, work gloves, and use walking sticks due to the incline/decline from the top of the Hideaway Tract.

Registration is free but required and for ages 13 and up. Pets are not allowed. Special thank you to Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory for allowing us to utilize their parking area and hosting this hike!

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