Sat, Apr 30|
Location is TBD
Spring Ephemerals & Bog Plants: Conservation, Ecology & Ethnobotany
Time & Location
Apr 30, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Location is TBD
About the Event
Join us for a walk in the cove forest with local plant expert, Carrie Radcliffe Brod. From trillium to trout lilies and protected species of mountain bog plants, Carrie will guide us through botanical identification, indigenous uses, and conservation best practices of rare and endangered native plants.
At the end of our walk, guests will sample a wild bite featuring invasive ingredients such as wild garlic and Japanese knotweed.
Suggested items to bring: Participants should feel comfortable walking up to 2 miles at a gentle pace. When walking on the wooded trails, we recommend closed-toe shoes with socks and long pants/sleeves to protect against poison ivy and insects. Please bring a water bottle, backpack, light rain jacket, bug spray, brimmed hat, and anything else you may need to feel comfortable outdoors. Other helpful tools to bring include: binoculars, loupe or magnifying glass, notebook and pen.
This foraging tour will take place at a private trail or greenspace near Clayton, GA located about a 2-hour drive from Atlanta, Asheville, and Greenville. Since this is our first public tour of the season, we will watch the weather carefully and wait until closer to the tour date to determine the best site for species diversity. Participants who purchase tickets will be emailed the exact location and other important reminders the week of the tour.