Trillium Trek on The Greystone Preserve
March | 10:00am – 12:00pm
UPDATE: THIS YEAR’S TREK HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19. Here’s a look back at last year’s event info:
Join us for a guided hike through the magnificent scenery of the Greystone Preserve as we search for wildflowers, including the rare Relict Trillium. Listed as an endangered species, this perennial purple flower grows wild on our 262 acre nature preserve in North Augusta.
Let our professional naturalist guide you through this beautiful mountain landscape in search of the Trillium, as well as a little peace and quiet in the late winter forest.
*Quantity of complementary tickets determined by membership level: Protector ($50) members receive individual complementary admission to select events; Guardian ($150) and Defender ($75) members receive complementary admission for themselves and their immediate family; members at the Ally ($250) level and above receive complementary admission for guests in addition to themselves and their family.
You don’t need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend: long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread, bottled water, trail snacks, hiking sticks, and camera. Please note, this is a moderate level hiking trail, at times difficult. Children are welcome and will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Register below. Once registered, an email regarding directions and other specifics will be sent.
Members: Reserve Your Spot
From Augusta, take I-20 to Exit 1 in North Augusta. Turn left onto Martintown Road (if coming from Aiken, take Exit 1 and turn right). A 1/4 mile down the road, look for a clearing on your left and a gravel/dirt road across from the Vet Clinic. Turn left here and take the road through the gate to the top of the hill. Call 706-312-LAND extension 2 if you get lost.
More about your guide, Marsha Hamlin…
Marsha is a professional naturalist educator and wildlife rehabilitation specialist. She currently serves on the Columbia County Greenspace Advisory Board and is an active member of SCAN, the South Carolina Association of Naturalists. Marsha and her husband Bob have preserved their homestead near Clark’s Hill Lake with the Land Trust, where they work tirelessly to foster native plants and animals, and are passionate about sharing their love for our local landscape with the community.