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Kittredge Park/Ellwyn John Wildlife Sanctuary

September 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Kittredge Park is adjacent, and serves as entrance, to the Ellwyn John Wildlife Sanctuary, where a series of trails, connect both properties in the North Druid Hills/Briarcliff/Merry Hills neighborhood, not far from Toco Hills.

This greenspace hosts an interesting mix of highly impacted but recovering landscape as well as a remnant of the original forest of our region.

There are several remarkable trees along the trail, which crosses the creek twice and runs from floodplain to hilltop and back. There is a healthy mix of tree species found here, including a variety of Oaks, Hickories, Ash, Beech, Paw Paw, and at least one exceptionally large twin Tulip tree (at right). A few trees may date back to the 1800s, and there are relict native plant communities that are indeed a legacy of the old-growth forest.

Friends of Kittredge Park, including residents from Merry Hills Homeowners Assn., North Druid Hills Residents Assn., LaVista Park Civic Assn., and North Amanda Civic Association have done much work in removing invasive species in several areas. See

We’ll walk just under two miles on a loop trail on mostly on natural surfaces. The trail is fairly easy to walk with one hill that ascends a few hundred feet to the ridge crest. 

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

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








September 22, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am