Sellars Farm Tour: 9/15/2012
Thanks To Everyone Who Came Out For The Sellars Farm Tour on Saturday, September 15
We had about 40 people and one puppy along for the tour. The weather was just about perfect, the fields were full of flowers, and the town site was beautiful, as always.
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We packed the parking lot.
NHA President Pat Cummins Tells A Cherokee Story. Thanks To Mackenzie Sutton For The Photo.
The western gate into the palisade was located here. The platform mound is in the center background.
Part of the tour group spreads out along the hiking trail on the way to the Sellars Farm platform mound.
The platform mound at Sellars Farm, floating in a sea of goldenrod.
Pat discusses the platform mound.
The Sellars Farm platform mound, west face.
Flowers at the base and on the north face of the platform mound.
Ironweed, goldenrod, and butterfly milkweed.
A bee taking a long drink.
Flowers on the plaza area in front of the platform mound.
Another view of the plaza area, with Qeen Anne's Lace and goldenrod.
Some of the flowers were 6 feet tall.
More flowers on the Sellars Farm plaza area.
Little blue flowers at Sellars Farm.
A morning glory at Sellars Farm.
Kamama - Cherokee for 'butterfly'. It's also the word for 'elephant'. This one is a gulf fritillary.
A long view of the platform mound near the end of the tour.