|Wildflower Walk, April 18 Sope|
Times: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Cochran Shoals unit - Sope Creek entrance
|Summary: Join a park ranger to discover the beautiful and diverse botanical wonders living in the Sope Creek area. Discover scenic trails while learning about an array of wildflower and fern species.|
|Fees: $3 daily entrance fee|
Join the Georgia Botanical Society and National Park Service naturalist, Jerry Hightower for a walk through a beautiful hardwood forest amidst native ferns, flowering shrubs, and wildflowers. We should see an abundance of Mayapple, Trillium, Toothwort, and many other spring wildflowers along with a diversity of ferns and shrubs. We will discuss the American Indian and Colonial uses of some of our wonderful native plants.Imagine this area as farm fields instead of forest as we walk along the traces of nineteenth century farm roads. Look for paw prints of the many species of wildlife that thrive here and perhaps see a salamander or two.
Dress for the weather; wear very comfortable hiking shoes and dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. Don't forget drinking water, binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera!
Note: The $3 daily park entrance fee is not required for vehicles displaying a current Annual Park Pass.
Reservations are required; please call 678-538-1200 to make your reservation, space is limited!
|Contact: Island Ford Visitor Contact Station|