Ocmulgee River Trail with Jess 2.5.22

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Time: 10 – 3 pm
Leader(s): Jess Riddle, Ecologist
Making it possible: Green Leaf Ecological Consulting
Location: 
Ocmulgee River Trail, Jasper County

Description:
Bottomland hardwoods winter tree ID. We’ll see many common floodplain tree species and discuss how they can be identified. We’ll also observe how slight changes in elevation within a floodplain can dramatically alter the habitat. Our walk will make a loop using the Ocmulgee River Trail, Love Mountain Trail, and Forest Service Road 1099.

Meeting Place Directions:
Ocmulgee River Trail parking. From I-75 South take Exit 187. Turn left on GA 83 (toward Monticello) and follow it 12.6 miles, where shortly after crossing the Ocmulgee River you will turn left onto Forest Service Road 1099. Follow it 0.9 miles and look for a parking area on the left.

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Distance and Difficulty: 
Round trip will be about 2.5 miles. Most of the walk will be easy with only one moderate uphill segment.

What to Bring and Wear:
Bring lunch, water, rain gear, and enthusiasm. If there have been substantial recent rains, you may want footwear that you don’t mind getting wet.

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: No pets this time please.

Participation Limit: 20

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