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Naturalist Walk

Ongoing Event
02/01/2024 - 02/01/2024
Macon County Public Library Franklin 28734

Explore your backyard with Mainspring and the Macon County Public Library

On the first Thursday of the month, take a casual 1 mile stroll with a naturalist! Join Skye as we amble through a meadow, along Cartoogechaye Creek, and in a mixed oak forest, learning about and appreciating our wild neighbors along the way. We’ll notice how this space changes with the seasons, and answer any questions you have about the outdoors. Some of the topics we have discussed in the past include tree ID, edible plants, lichens, and invasive plants!

This event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required to attend. Just bring yourself, your water bottle, and your curiosity! We’ll meet in the fireplace/living room space in the library, then hit the trails. The walk will take about an hour and a half and is on a variety of trails, from the narrow and sloped trails behind the library to the wide and flat Little Tennessee River Greenway.

For questions, please email Skye. This event is weather-dependent.


January 4th, 4:00pm-5:30pm

February 1st, 4:00pm-5:30pm

March 7th, 4:30pm-6:00pm

April 4th, 5:00pm-6:30pm

May 2nd, 5:00pm-6:30pm

June 6th, 5:30pm-7:00pm

July 3rd, 5:30pm-7:00pm** (Wednesday)

August 1st, 5:30pm-7:00pm

September 5th, 5:30pm-7:00pm

October 3rd, 5:00pm-6:30pm

November 7th, 4:00pm-5:30pm

December 5th, 3:30pm-5:00pm