Sunday, March 25, 2018, The Pocket of Pigeon Mountain, Walker County

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Sunday, March 25, 2018,  The Pocket of Pigeon Mountain, Walker County

Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virginica

Meet: 10:00 am at the Pocket Parking Lot.
Description:  Every year we look forward to spring and a trip to Georgia’s premier spot for early spring wildflowers.  Pigeon Mountain, part of the Cumberland Plateau, contains many species rare to our state: Virginia bluebells, celandine poppy, bent trillium, Ohio buckeye, and a huge variety of other wildflowers. After lunch, we may take a short drive to a nearby location where we have found twinleaf blooming in the past.
Directions:  From I-75 exit 320, go west on GA 136, crossing US 27 onto GA 193 into downtown LaFayette. From South Main Street, follow GA 193 for 8 mi. to Davis 

Twinleaf, Jeffersonia dyphylla

Crossroads, at intersection with GA 341. Turn left on Hog Jowl Rd (sometimes unmarked but paved), go south 2.6 mi passing Mt Herman Baptist Church.  At  top of next hill, turn left on Pocket Rd and drive 1.2 mi to end.  Main parking is on left, with handicapped parking on the right.                                                                                                                                                             
Walking: Short and easy around parking lot. Optional moderate walk to falls and easy bushwhacking to twin leaf site.    Facilities: None at site.  Fast food restaurants on North Main street in LaFayette.
Lunch:  Bring to eat in parking lot.
Note:  GORP Licenses are no longer available. A license that includes the privilege to hunt or fish on state lands is all that is needed to shoot on state shooting ranges, or be on state WRD lands. All persons 16 and older on designated state WRD lands must have an individual basic hunting or fishing privilege
Leader: Mike Christison (770) 973-6482,  Cell for day of walk: (770) 596-3564 (reception not guaranteed)