Spring Wildflowers of the Granite Outcrops of Georgia
March 21, 1:00 pm - 5:00 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. As the mountain wakes from a long, cold winter, we will celebrate spring wildflowers on the outcrop and learn more about their life histories, adaptations and resiliency as they survive and thrive in this challenging yet beautiful place. 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.