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New RibbonWalk website
- To: email@example.com (CAROLINA BIRDS)
- Subject: New RibbonWalk website
- From: BILL HILTON JR <bhilton@InfoAve.Net>
- Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 10:31:21 -0500
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
CarolinaBirders and other Friends. . .
Check out http://www.ribbonwalk.org, the brand-new website for
RibbonWalk, Charlotte's Botanical Forest.
There have been some RFIs as of late for good places to bird in the
Charlotte area. There are many locations, of course, but I thought
I'd add RibbonWalk to the list.
RibbonWalk is a 155-acre tract of impressive second-growth pine and
hardwood, VERY conveniently located--just 10 minutes--from downtown
Charlotte. The tract includes more than 200 mature beech trees, a
fourth of which are 100-150 years old. Five miles of trails meander
through all the available habitats, including three small ponds. By
spring, there will be extensive new plantings of native butterfly and
RibbonWalk is beginning to expand its environmental learning programs
but is currently open only on Saturdays 9 am-4 pm, Sundays noon-4 pm,
and weekdays by appointment. RibbonWalk members always get free
admission; non-members are asked to make a donation through 1999,
after which a fee will be required of them.
One of RibbonWalk's on-going tasks is to build checklists of all the
local flora and fauna, so if you go birding--or botanizing or
butterflying, please submit your list of sightings to
If you have questions or other comments about RibbonWalk, send them
to me at <email@example.com> rather than at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and Happy Birding!
BILL HILTON JR.
RibbonWalk, Charlotte's Botanical Forest
PO Box 15364
Charlotte NC 28211
"The purpose of RibbonWalk is to enrich, inspire, and serve the broad
community as a living museum, providing opportunities in a woodland
setting for environmental education and research, community outreach
horticultural displays, botanical collections, special events, and
art exhibitions while conserving habitat for temperate woodland flora
and fauna and preserving a large urban forest within the City of
Charlotte for future generations."