June 14 – May Prairie State Natural Area Field Trip, Manchester. Easy . Dennis Horn will be our expert guide for this special trip. Dennis is a charter member of the Tennessee Native Plant Society and an editor of the field guide “Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians”. Meet at 9:00 am CT at the Asbury Road Parking Lot. Directions: From I-24 take the Manchester Exit 114. Proceed south on US 41 away from Manchester for approximately one mile. May Prairie is on the north side of US 41 across from an auto salvage business. A small parking area for the Natural Area is on Asbury Road on the right about one and a half miles off US 41. Wear long pants and waterproof hiking boots. Bring a lot of water, snacks, insect repellent, sun screen and a camera. May Prairie is one of the State’s most floristically diverse natural areas with 25 of its more than 300 plant species that occur here considered rare in Tennessee. We should see Mock Bishop’s Weed, Coppery Saint Johnswort, Marsh Pea, Swamp Candles and more. Please register with Joan Hartvigsen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-636-2914.