Fall Wildflowers of the Granite Outcrops of Georgia
September 19, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Robby Astrove, preserve manager, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve
Georgia is home to 90% of the Southeastern Piedmont’s granite outcrops, one of the most endangered and botanically interesting natural communities in the U.S. Students will be introduced to the ecology, habitats and plant communities of the granite outcrop ecosystem during an interpretive hike. Yellow daisies and fall wildflowers dominate the outcrops in September, and we’ll take in the grand showing as we celebrate fall’s wildflowers on the outcrop. We will discuss and observe much about their life histories, adaptations and resiliency to survive on the rock. This will be an entirely field-based course on a multi-hour hike. Please note that this class is located outside of the Athens area.
This class is an elective for the Certificate in Native Plants.