Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wildflower Hikes

Spring is a great time to take a hike. Wildflower abound in north Georgia this time of year. Try one of these spring wildflower hikes at Georgia's State Parks

  • Spring Wildflowers Around Unicoi
    Friday, April 18 – Saturday, April 19
    Unicoi State Park – Helen
    Friday evening begins with a slide show and lecture. On Saturday, there will be wildflower walks and activities that help both the novice and experienced enthusiast better appreciate the colorful and fascinating world of mountain wildflowers. Register in advance. $3 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305.

  • Wildflower Walk
    Saturday, April 26, 1:30 p.m.
    Vogel State Park – Blairsville
    This guided wildflower walk through the Appalachian forest will highlight Jack-in-the pulpits, wild azaleas and many other flowering plants. $3 plus $3 parking. (706) 745-2628

  • Wildflower Fever 1
    Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge – Helen
    Join nature photographer and master naturalist Debra H. Davis and her husband, Larry, to learn about the incredible beauty, diversity and folklore of Georgia's mountain spring wildflowers. Following a lecture and slide program, everyone is invited to join a short walk on the Laurel Ridge Trail. $3 parking. 706-878-3087.

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