Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Georgia Native Plants

On May 15, I will give a talk about Georgia Native Plants at the Len Foote Hike Inn. If you have never yet been to the Hike Inn, you have so far missed one of Georgia’s nature gems. Nestled in the mountains above Amicalola Falls and not far from Springer Mountain, the Southern entrance to the Appalachian Trail, the inn is accessible only by foot (a 4-hour hike – in one day, overnight, out the next) on a 5-mile trail that offers dramatic Blue Ridge vistas, discrete glades of rare wildflowers and ample opportunities for photography, contemplation and “communing with nature”. What more can one ask for?

If this intrigues you . . . ., check it out! And if I don’t see you there on May 15 and 16, I hope you will make it a point to visit this wonderful spot in Georgia some other time this year.

NOTE: The above image of a Trillium grandiflorum has been released into the public domain by its author, Hardyplants at the wikipedia project.

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