Photo by Todd Pierson

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Time: 9 – 11 am
Leader(s): Dr. Todd W. Pierson, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Making it Possible: Kennesaw State University
Location: Frady Branch, Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area, Chattahoochee National Forest

Outing Description:

Join us for a short stroll in the forest to look for salamanders! Come learn about these amphibians that are more abundant and diverse here in Appalachia than anywhere in the world. We’ll keep the hike relatively short, but come prepared to get a little wet and muddy in the streams.

Meeting Place Directions: 

Frady Branch Trailhead (34.5050, -83.3812)The trailhead parking lot is off the NW side of Hwy 184, approximately 6 miles SSW of Toccoa, Georgia.
See meeting place on Google Maps

Distance and Difficulty:  
We don’t plan to hike a very long distance (<2 miles), but we will get down into the creek and be on uneven terrain. We’ll move along at a leisurely pace.

What to Bring and Wear: 
Wear appropriate footwear for wet walking, lunch, snacks, plenty of water, meds/epi-pen, extra socks, rain jacket.

Cancellation: If Outing is cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, we will notify you via email by 6:00 pm on the evening before.

Pet Policy: Pets allowed

Participation Limit: 13