hiking and looking at trees and birds

WAYNESVILLE — A tree identification hike in the Sunburst area of Shining Rock Wilderness will be held on Sunday, May 23, by Haywood Waterways Association.

The 5-mile hike will be led by Shannon Rabby, lead instructor for the Haywood Community College’s fish and wildlife program. Rabby will share his knowledge of local trees and woody plants. Hikers should be prepared to hike through mud and several small streams.

The event is part of Haywood Waterways’ “Get to Know Your Watershed” series of outdoor recreation activities.

Space is limited to 13 individuals. The event is free for Haywood Waterways’ members and a $5 donation for nonmembers. Memberships start at $25. RSVP to christine.haywoodwaterways@gmail.com or 828-476-4667 ext. 11.