Shawnee State Park and Forest, a breath taking view from the firetower.
Good fortune placed me near Portsmouth Ohio this weekend, in order to accomplish some Flora-Quest business. The weather, low 60's in January, was too perfect to pass up on the opportunity to hike with some friends- starting at the firetower.
Speaking of breath taking, this is certainly the tallest firetower I have climbed. THAT was breath-taking!
Bob Scott Placier and John Howard were along for the afternoon as well. Both are excellent naturalist and guides for Flora-Quest. In fact, the top twenty reasons for attending Flora-Quest are the guides.
Most are full-time naturalists, many retired or currently working for the state. They have a wealth of knowledge to share and the small groups allow them to teach more about flowers, trees, birds, rocks and butterflies.
The trips descriptions for 2012 are nearly finished- and you will soon find them on line at http://www.flora-quest.com/. Can't wait to see you there!