And a-geocaching we’ll go: adventures at the N.C. Arboretum

What: The N.C. Arboretum’s Natural Garden Trail has its secrets. No, it’s not a hidden message on the bottom of a hiker’s shoe. Nor is it a clandestine vine climbing an unknown tree. If you search carefully, there’s a small box lurking along the trail. What’s inside? Only intrepid geocachers will know for sure. Geocaching, a modern version hide-and-go-seek, encourages children and adults to find a box of prizes with only a GPS device as a guide.  (photo by Michael Oppenheim)

Geocaching is just one of the Arboretum’s Books and Boots events. There will also be winter bird bingo, readings by local authors and a presentation on floral design for the winter garden. Why this weekend’s focus on nature and reading? It’s the Arboretum’s 25th anniversary season, a chance to celebrate the organization’s contributions to the natural and literary world. So bring your kids and your sleuthing skills and discover all that the Arboretum has to offer.

When: Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Where: The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way.

Price: Free for members. $8 per car for non-members.


About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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