Southern Appalachian bogs are the crown jewels of Blue Ridge natural communities. Join us for a 2.5 hour excursion to one of these endangered bogs, chock-full of rare and beautiful plants, including pitcher plants, sundews, and several rare orchid species. This small bog-fen has been studied and managed for decades by botanists and herpetologists (it is a renowned habitat of the elusive bog turtle). This bog is on private land; in order to preserve the integrity of the fragile ecosystem and out of respect for the owners, we conduct only a few of these walks each year. This opportunity is as rare as the ecosystem itself. May-June.