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Dawson Forest Mushrooms & More

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Dawson Forest is a large but little known natural area owned by City of Atlanta, located about 1 hour north of the City. There are many trails, and we’re planning to walk a special section that hosts a rich native forest and a small falls on a tributary stream of the Etowah River. 

Eco-A partners with the Georgia Mushroom Club for a 1.5- mile walk on natural trails, from pine and oak-hickory hilltops to cascading streams and a floodplain along the Etowah River. This area holds many types of ecosystems, and is also known as a great birding location, so there should be a good variety of fungi. Part of the area where we’ll walk holds the rich remnants of the original Piedmont forest that nearly approaches the ecology of the North Georgia Mountains.  

Kathryn shares general forest and birding observations, while experts from the Georgia Mushroom Club identify and share info about the various fungi we’ll find. 

We’ll only walk about 1.5 to 2 miles total, but there is a steep hill coming back up the trail. We’ll likely walk off trail from time to time to check out any interesting fungi we may see. Also, this trail is shared by horseback riders and can be muddy in wet weather. 

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

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Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
9:30 am - 1:00 pm