March 3, 2018. Joiner Property, Jenkins County

Posted under: Southeast Georgia .

Spotted Trillium, Trillium maculatum

Meet: 10:00 am at McDonald’s Restaurant, Intersection of US Hwy 25 and GA Hwy 17 in Millen GA 

Description:  This is hardwood bottomland on Buckhead Creek. Depending on the year we find Trillium maculatum mottled Trillium, Zephyranthes atamasca Atamasco lilies, Chrysogonum virginianum green and gold, Aesculus pavia red buckeye, Chimaphila maculata Pipsissewa and many wetland trees and shrubs. Jenkins Co. is right on the border of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain so plants are a mixture of both of those regions. 

Directions:  From I-75 (ATL), go south to Macon, then take I-16 east to Metter exit 104.  Go north on GA 121 to intersection with US 25/GA 67 just

Atamasco-lily, Zephyranthes atamasca

south of Millen. Turn left/north and continue to meeting place.  From south (SAV), take I-16 west to Metter and follow directions above at intersection of I-16 and GA 121.

Walking:  We will try to condense to fewest 4-wheel drive vehicles to drive to property which has dirt roads and very little parking area. Flatland, wet at times especially in winter/spring, wear boots and long pants for brushy, brambly habitat with ticks.  Bring tick and mosquito repellant.  Facilities: None at site

Lunch:  One bar-b-que restaurant in Millen is open on Sat until 6:00 pm unless they run out of meat in which case they will close whenever that happens. Bring lunch to eat on property just in case. We can try the restaurant when we finish our walk

Leader:  Martha & Hew Joiner (912)764-6329, cell phone day of trip (912) 481-1623, marthajoiner41@gmail.com