Sunday, August 27, 2017, Mountain Bog, Montane Purple Pitcher Plant & Cuthbert’s Turtlehead (Rabun County). TRIP FULL!  

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Note: The trip is now full and registration is closed.

Trip leader: Carrie Radcliffe

Description: We will tour a restored bog that protects multiple rare plant species that have been successfully established in a cooperatively managed site on the Chattahoochee National Forest near Clayton. Cuthbert’s turtlehead will be blooming, and pitcher plants will be fruiting. We will see the many seedling recruits that have been taking hold as the site has been opened to enhance habitat for the sun-loving bog denizens. Visitors will be required to sign and honor a secrecy agreement that protects the location of sensitive species and habitat (per Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance guidelines). 

Meet: 10 am at the Clayton Ingles on Hwy 441

Facilities: At store. 

Difficulty: Medium. Curvy roads, limited parking, wetland habitat. We will carpool and/ or caravan to the site (~13 miles), travel a very short short distance on foot along flat ground, but rubber boots are recommended for the bog itself. 

Bring: Rubber boots, hat, water, bug spray, etc. If you bring lunch, we can picnic in the shade by the bog. 

Please contact Carrie Radcliffe (cradcliffe@atlantabg.org) if you would like to attend.