September 20, 2014: Composite Torture, Walker County

Posted under: North Georgia .

Meet: 10:00 AM, Pinhoti Trail Parking Area HWY 136

Description: We will wander along the roadside and powerline right-of-way to examine the many composites in bloom.  We will work through identification keys and try to learn some basic composite identification skills. If we are lucky, there also will be some non-composites in bloom to give us a break during the day.

Directions: Take exit 320 on I-75 and go west on GA 136.  Continue right on 136 at “T”-intersection when 136C joins. The parking area is a gravel lot on the right 2.5 and 3 miles past this intersection.

Note: We will develop a Plan B on the fly if the roadside/right-of-way has been recently mowed rendering the area free of flowers.

Walking: Easy, but no trail.

Facilities:  Pit toilet in the parking area.

Bring: hand lens, composite keys/ID books, Lunch, water, bug spray.

Trip Leader: Rich Reaves, rich.reaves@att.net, 770-827-5186