2017 Field Trip Schedule

Send any comments/corrections to Mike Christison at mikepaddler@aol.com.

Subject to change; specific trip information will be posted under Upcoming Field Trips prior to the date of trip.

Day Date Month Time Site Focus Leaders County    
Sat 28 Jan 10:00am Big Trees Forest Preserve


Winter Tree ID

Ellen Honeycutt Fulton    
Sat 4 Feb 10:00am TBD


NEW Vegetation Mgt W/S

Walter Bland Tift or Berrien    
Sat 4 Feb 10:00am Panola Mountain State Park Rare Plant Habitat Protection on Private GA Lands Lisa Kruse Rockdale    
Sun 19 Feb 9:00am Lost Creek Forest Pristine Slope Forest and Wetlands Beth Grant Thomas    
Sun 19 Feb 1:30pm Wolf Creek Trout Lilies Beth Grant Grady    
Sat 25 Feb 12:00pm Paces Mill, CRNRA Trout Lilies Mike Christison Cobb    
Sat 18 Mar 10:00am North GA Mountains 

Japanese Paper Plant trip changed to Tallulah Falls State Park                

Louis Schweizer Rabun    
Sun 26 Mar 10:00am Oconee National Forest Mushroom walk Elliott Horner Putnam/Greene    
Sat 1 Apr 10:00am Cochran Shoals Southern Nodding Trillium and Showy Orchis Maureen Donohue Cobb    
Sun 2 Apr 10:00am Cloudland Canyon SP Violets Workshop and Hike Aliya Davenport Dade    
Sun 2 Apr 10:00am Arabia Mountain


Early Spring Wildflowers

Jerry Hightower DeKalb    
Fri-Sun 7-9 Apr Various Chattanooga Area Botsoc Pilgrimage Mitchell Kent Hamilton. etc    
Sat 15 Apr 10:00am Kearns Property Shooting Stars, Jacob’s Ladder Jennifer Kearns Floyd    
Sat 15 Apr TBD Murff Tract, Townsend WMA

Large Cypress


Mincy Moffet & DNR Long    
Sat,Sun 15,16 Apr 10:00am Okefenokee Area Carnivores: Pitcher Plants & Pinguiculas Rich Reaves Charlton, etc    
Sat 22 Apr 10:00am Till Ridge Cove Trilliums Clayton Webster Rabun    
Sun 23 Apr 10:00am East Palisades, CRNRA


Spring Wildflowers

Jerry Hightower Cobb    
Sat 29 Apr 10:00am Moccasin Creek State Park Michaux’s Saxifrage & other spring wildflowers Maureen Donohue Rabun    
Sat 29 Apr TBD Cay Creek Wetland Park


Maritime Forest, Wet Flatwoods

Eamonn Leonard Liberty    
Sun 30 Apr 10:00am GA Mountain Bog Helonias bullata Carrie Radcliffe Rabun/Towns    
Sat 6 May 10:00am Sprewell Bluff Wildlife Management Area



Hal Massie Meriwether/Talbot    
Sun 7 May 10:00am Freeman Trail and Blood Mountain Area Spring Wildflowers John French Union    
Sat 13 May 10:00am Woody Gap


Spring Wildflowers

Rachel Ann Perez Union    
Sat 20 May 10:00am Canoe on Flint River/Big Lazer Creek Shoals Spider Lily Hal Massie Talbot/Upson    
Sat 20 May 10:00am Dixie Bog Pitcher Plants, Dew Threads Tom Patrick Brooks    
Sun 21 May 10:00am Alapaha WMA Cypress Ponds, Sandhills Tom Patrick Irwin    
Sun 28 May 10:00am Canoe Trip, CRNRA


NOTE: Trip rescheduled from May 21.

Jerry Hightower Cobb    
Sat-Mon 27-29 May 10:00am North GA Mtns May 27,28,29, Memorial Day Trilogy. See “upcoming trips” for details Hal Massie & Rich Reaves TBD    
Sat 3 June 10:00am Floyd Prairies Coneflowers Richard Ware Floyd    
Sat 17 June 10:00am Big Hammock & Canoochee Bogs Elliottia racemosa & Hybrid Pitcher Plants Lisa Kruse Tatnall    
Sun 18 June 10:00am Chestatee River Canoe Trip Canoeing Jerry Hightower Lumpkin    
Sat 24 June TBD Roan Mountain, TN


Gray’s Lily

Jim Drake, Jamey McDonald, Dr.
Foster Levi
Out of State    
Sun 25 June TBD Blue Ridge Parkway


Roadside Botany & Asheville Botanical Gardens

Jim Drake Out of State    
Sat,Sun 8,9 July TBD Okefenokee Area Rose Gentians, Snowy Orchid, Night Blooming Petunia Rich Reaves Charlton, etc    
Sat 15 July 10:00am Providence Canyon Plumleaf Azalea Tom Patrick Stewart    
Sun 16 July 10:00am Grier’s Cave Limestone Glades Limestone Outcrop Flora Tom Patrick Randolph    
Sat 22 July TBD Slide Show Botsoc Trip to Wyoming’s Snowy Range Rich Reaves TBD    
Sat 19 Aug TBD Florida Panhandle Plentiful Platanthera and more Jim Drake, Virginia Craig Out of State    
Sun 20 Aug TBD Greenwood Plantation Coastal Plants, Wildflowers & Old Growth Longleaf Jim Drake, Wilson Baker Thomas    
Sun 27 Aug TBD GA Mountain Bog Montane purple pitcher plant, Cuthbert’s Turtlehead Carrie Radcliffe Towns    
Sat, Sun 2,3 Sept TBD Okefenokee Area Lilium catesbaei, Platanthera ciliaris, P. cristata Rich Reaves Charlton, etc    
Sat, Sun 9,10 Sept TBD Alapaha Invasive Plants Workshop Walter Bland, Heather Brasell,
Karan Rawlins
Sat 16 Sept 10:00am Black Creek Bog Cottongrass, Pocket Gophers Tom Patrick Taylor    
Sun 17 Sept 10:00am Oaky Woods WMA Shawdow Witch Orchids, Pawpaws Tom Patrick Houston    
Sat 23 Sept 10:00am Floyd Prairies Late Summer Wildflowers Richard Ware Floyd    
Sat 7 Oct 10:00am North GA Mtns Early Fall Wildflowers: Gentians,Parnassia,Aconitum Mike Christison Union    
Sun 8 Oct 10:00am Lake Winfield Scott


Mushroom walk

Bill Sheehan Union    
Mon 9 Oct 10:00am Blackjack Crossing Tract Columbus Day, Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA Hal Massie Talbot    
Sat 14 Oct 10:00am

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Pollinator Power Workshop Eddie Minche Fulton    
Thurs 19 Oct 10:00am Canoochee Bogs  Bog restoration work party Lisa Kruse Tatnall    
Fri 10 Nov 10:00am FDR State Park Veterans Day (Observed) Fall Color Walk Hal Massie Harris/Meriweather    
Sat 2 Dec 10:00am TBD Holiday Party TBD TBD