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Atlanta Forest Diversity Walk with Linda Chafin

April 15, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This walk is full – now taking wait list

Eco-A is very fortunate to host a special walk in a West Atlanta greenspace near Utoy Creek with renowned botanist and author Linda Chafin, whose most recent publications include Field Guild to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States and Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia

This walk is offered in association with Eco-A’s Diversity+Bio-diversity=Resiliencypanel discussion at the Park Pride Annual Atlanta Greenspace Conference.

Because Atlanta’s growth history was unusual — it was mostly rural farm communities with a very small urban area until the mid 1900s — many large, biologically diverse greenspaces can still be found in pockets throughout our metro-area, which is rare in major cities. The west side offers several such locations, especially in the Utoy Creek watershed.

The clue to the oldest, most intact forest remnants are the native plants we find. Plant expert Linda Chafin leads us on an exploratory hike where we’ll have the opportunity to see many species that are now found typically only in large forest such as in North Georgia – right in the City limits! Linda will also share a wealth of knowledge about significance of our native wildflowers and plants, and the interesting details of their lives.

Limit 12, fee $18

To register (RSVP) click HERE – details and directions sent to registered participants. 

A donation of $15 or more helps support our programs.

More about Linda Chafin:

Linda G. Chafin is currently a Conservation Botanist at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, at the University of Georgia in Athens. She was formerly a botanist for the Florida Natural Areas Inventory and a private environmental consultant. She has a M.S. in Botany from UGA, where she studied under Dr. Sam Jones, Jr. and wrote a thesis on the flora and ecology of Southern Appalachian boulderfields. She has conducted rare species surveys and natural community inventories throughout the southeastern U.S. since the mid-1980s. Linda is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.

She is the author of The Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Adjacent States, A Field Guide to the Rare Species of Georgia, and A Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida.


April 15, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm