FOR ADULTS (18+) AND YOUTH AGES 15+
Pink Hill is renowned as a “serpentine barren,” yet the ancient grassland there is anything but barren. Serpentine barrens are globally rare ecosystems and hotspots for biodiversity, including many imperiled species. We expect to see many wildflowers — the Arrow-leaved Violet at Pink Hill and the Pink Phlox, whose flowers provide Pink Hill’s name. On our return from this Ramble, we will pass by Dogwood Circle, where trees planted by Dr. Wister should be in full flower. Expect active walking to and from Pink Hill, with an incline as you enter the gates at the serpentine barrens.
There’s more to discover in Tyler’s 650 acres. Join Dr. Richard Brenner for a walk through the various eco-communities at Tyler. From seasonal wonders, living fossils, meadows, watery locations, geological treasures, conservation areas, and unexpected wildlife, Richard will expertly guide you to prime areas for an experience you will remember. Expertise from others will often be on hand for a more in-depth exploration. These rambles are for those who have a love for nature, exploring, and learning. While a description of each ramble is posted in advance, we reserve the right to make last-minute changes, including adjustments for weather and trail conditions. Bring your reusable water bottle and dress for the weather, including sturdy shoes.
Members: $5 per adult, $3 per youth ages 15-17 (sign-in for your Member discount!); Non-Members: $18 per adult, $12 per youth ages 15-17. The fee includes admission, so feel free to stay the day!
Guest Pass Registrants: $5 per person. Please give your guest pass to the Visitor Center Associate at check-in.
All youth must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is for each adult and each youth.