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Friends of the Smokies Hosts Wildflower Photography Hike

15 May 2012

Bring home spring wildflowers in your own photographs by joining Friends of the Smokies’ guided photography hike. Tuesday, May 15, professional nature photographer and teacher Don McGowan (Earthsong Photography) will lead this photography hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Don McGowan has been a professional nature photographer for 18 years, including five years as staff photographer for Friends of the Smokies. McGowan’s images and articles have appeared in Smoky Mountain Memories, Georgia Journal, Outdoor Photographer, Smoky Mountain Living, Preservation, and Smokies Life magazines. He currently operates EarthSong Photography, providing in-depth nature photography workshop experiences around the country.

Participants will gather to depart from Waynesville at 8 a.m. Hikers should come prepared with food, water and appropriate hiking gear for the all day excursion. DSLR cameras preferred. A donation of $35 to go to the Friends of the’ Smokies is requested, and includes a complimentary membership to Friends of the Smokies.

To register contact Friends of the Smokies at or 828-452-0720. For more information visit