Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 10:00 am, Sunday, August 17, 2014 – 10:00 am, Oaky Woods Weekend: Prairies and Butterflies, Houston County
Field Trip Leader: Tom Patrick
Description: We will explore several blackland prairies for unusual plants and conduct a butterfly count. Each day will offer new prairies to explore. Butterfly experts will be on hand. Depending on summer heat, we will also explore limestone bluffs and cooler places.
Location & Directions: From Macon, take Exit 160A, Interstate 75, then south on GA Hwy. 247, pass Robins Air Force Base, continue to Bonaire, jct. with GA Hwy. 96, ca. 5 miles south of Warner Robins.
Meet: Flash Foods/Taco Bell in Bonaire, corner of GA Hwy. 247 and 96.
Bathroom Facilities: At the meeting site only. Participants (Saturday ONLY) invited to nearby Yoder’s Mennonite restaurant for dining afterwards
Walking Difficulty: Easy to moderate, lasting all day, some bushwhacking, covering up to 3 miles, mostly in grassy habitat and along jeep trails.
Bring: Snacks, water, lunch, butterfly binoculars, notebook, hat, sunscreen. Wear long pants, hiking shoes for ankle support and double socks to avoid ticks and chiggers.
Contact: Tom Patrick, (706)476-4541 (cell) email@example.com