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Northern Alabama Spring FNPS Tour, April 17 – 22nd, 2017

January 04, 2017

Finally, a travel tour planned by native plant people FOR native plant people! 

Join us in April 2017 as FNPS travels to northern Alabama to discover the native plants in the Bibb County Glades, the Bank Head Wilderness, Cane Creek Canyon Preserve, Little River Canyon National Preserve, AND MORE. 

We will be joined by members of the Alabama Wildflower Society (their native plant society) and local, expert native plant guides for 6 days with two departure points – Orlando and Tallahassee.  Indigo Travel Company will donate $100 to FNPS for each member participant. 

Find out how two school teachers made a HUGE difference in preserving native habitat, why there is a 56 foot tall statute of a half-naked man in the middle of Birmingham, the largest cast iron statue in the world, and see the effects of recent earthquakes underground!  Stay at a 125-yr-old abbey.

Click here for:  Itinerary

Only a $50 deposit will reserve your spot on what is certain to be a sell-out tour!  Let’s get outside!

Click here for:  Registration Form

Call Devon Higginbotham at 813-478-1183 or email with questions.



·        Itinerary may change (that means if we find more abundant wildflowers, a better venue or nicer accommodations, we may change).

·        Each natural area hike will be led by local native plant experts and the participants can choose a short or long hike depending on their desired activity level.

·        All accommodations have elevators, free wi-fi, inside rooms and include breakfast.

·        Transportation is by modern, luxury coach equipped with driver, a restroom and wi-fi, and stops at least every 2 ½ hours for breaks.

·        Participants will be responsible for beverages not included with meals, laundry, room service, telephone charges, personal items, gratuity for driver ($4/day/PP recommended), some meals (2 lunches and 4 dinners) and any items not specifically included in the itinerary.

Bibb County glade
Bibb County Glade

Little River Canyon
Little River Canyon

Cathedral Caverns
Cathedral Caverns

Kaul Wildflower Garden
Kaul Wildflower Garden