Sunday, September 3, 2017, Roadside Botanizing: Waycross to Folkston, Part 2

Posted under: Roadside Botanizing; Southeast Georgia .

Meet: 8:00 am at Hampton Inn Waycross, (Note Early Start Time)

Description: We will start the day heading east on HWY 82 and stop at interesting locations along the road, do an about face at the Satilla River and then take GA 301, either from intersection in Nahunta or via CR 92, down to Folkston.  From Folkston, we would return to Waycross via HWY 1 and then continue to a Sarracenia flava bog west of Waycross to close out the day. 

These are places we visited earlier in the year and we will see how the early September flowers compare to those of the spring and early summer.  We have never had a BotSoc group in this area at this time of year, so we will see what we see. In addition to a host of composites and other late summer /early fall bloomers we should see on at least one of the days, pine lily (Lilium catesbaei), yellow fringed orchid (Platanthera ciliaris), and crested yellow orchid (Platanthera cristata).  As a visual bonus, Bartram’s rose gentian (Sabatia docandra  –  formerly S. bartramii), a star of the early summer trip, may still be blooming in places.  We will see pitcher plants ans sundews, but most likely not blooming.

Directions: Take I-75 south to US 82. Take US 82 east to Waycross. Hampton Inn is on US 82 just past intersection with US 1.

Bring: Lunch to eat on the road, water, bug spray, & shoes you do not mind getting muddy.

Walking: Short excursions along the roadside) but it can be muddy/wet.

Facilities: Possible at stores/stops along route, but infrequent after leaving hotel.

Carpooling is encouraged to make pulling off easier for our roadside botanizing. 

Contact: Rich Reaves   rich.reaves@ att.net    770-827-5186 – cell but may not have service once out of town