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Author Topic: WADE TRACT BENEFIT & TALL TIMBERS OPEN HOUSE: Music for an Ancient Forest  (Read 3042 times)
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« on: September 27, 2010, 09:00:24 PM »

Wagon rides, bird walks, biking tour, prescribed burn demonstation, music and much more at Tall Timbers Open House, a fundraiser for The Wade Tract!!
The Wade Tract in Thomas County, GA, is one of the best, and probably the best maintained and the best researched, of our native longleaf pine ecosystem that used to cover 60% of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, from Virginia to Texas.  Now there is only about 2% left and only a few thousand acres of old growth forest.  For more info on the Wade Tract, go to Please join in supporting the Wade Tract at the following open house and concert at Tall Timbers, who, under the direction of Jim Cox (also one of the musicians), manage and research this magnificent forest. What a wonderful way to spend the day with the whole family or a bunch of friends!
Sunday, October 17th                    12:00-6:30 PM

Open House Activities

  9:00  Pinelands Bird Walk - with Chris Borg. Pre-registration required; limited to 15. 
  12:00 Natural history exhibits, Tall Timbers Land Conservancy display, historic Beadel House tours, Henry M. Stevenson Memorial Bird Trail hiking 
  12:15 Wagon Tours of Tall Timbers - see colorful wildflower displays, research activities, the restored Jones Family Tenant Farm, and the Bird Window on Gannett Pond 
  12:30 Biking in the Pines - Bring your off-road bike and tour Tall Timbers with Tall Timbers staff. Pre-registration required. Helmets a must. Limited to 15. 
  1:30 Prescribed Burn Demonstration - Lake Iamonia Vista. Mike McCall, Senior Meteorologist with WCTV will talk about fire weather and light the prescribed burn.
  2:00 Music Festival - Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the concert on the lawn. Performers will be selling CDs of their music and cool stuff will be raffled.

Tickets purchased before October 15th, $10 for individuals; $20 per vehicle for students with valid ID (advance purchase); $30 per carload

Tickets purchased on October 17th, $10 for individual; $40 per carload at the gate

Purchase tickets on-line at…, or by calling Lisa Baggett at (850) 893-4153 ext. 241 or contacting her via email (

More than 4 hours of great fun and music supporting one of the last old-growth pine forests left in North America

The concert takes place on the front lawn of Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.  Bring blankets, lawn chairs, coolers, sunscreen and hats and enjoy the beautiful view overlooking Lake Iamonia.  The best adorned table and picnic spread win a special prize.

Directions  (

Tall Timbers Research Station is located on County Road 12 in northern Leon County.  From Interstate 10, take U.S. 319 (Thomasville Road) 13.2 miles north.  Turn left on County Road 12 (Iamonia Cut-off) and continue 2.8 miles.  Turn left on Henry Beadel Drive and proceed up the hill to the campus. 


Rich Reaves
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