Blue Ridge Expeditions: Mt. Rogers Hike

Saturday was the perfect day for a hike, with a Carolina blue sky, a few puffy clouds and a slight breeze. Ten participants met at Massie Gap for a guided hike to the summit of Mt. Rogers, led by Dr. Phil Shelton and Roald Kirby, program director for Blue Ridge Expeditions. The group was treated to an amazing breadth of knowledge about Mt. Rogers by both Roald and Dr. Shelton. Stops were made frequently to observe such species as Spruce and Fir trees, Mountain Ash with its beautiful red berries, and the following birds:

Turkey Vulture

Northern Flicker

Downy Woodpecker

American Robin

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Blue Jay

Common Raven

American Crow

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

[Possible] Sharp-shinned Hawk

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Shelton for taking the time to share in our passion for the Blue Ridge mountains.

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