Old Growth Hardwood Forests of the South, March 13, 2021
Description: The forest that early inhabitants of the South knew were vastly different from today’s often dense, overgrown forests. But relics of antiquity can still be found if we have the trained eyes to see them. Join botanist John Michael Kelley and naturalist Matthew Herron on a treasure hunt to discover the remnants of our rich natural heritage as we hike one of Louisiana’s most rugged, breathtaking landscapes. Learn to read the land for signs of the forest’s history, estimate age of trees and stands, and determine the ecological health of a mature hardwood forest. SPECIAL NOTE: the class includes up to 3 miles of moderate hiking, a portion of which is on steep terrain and off-trail. Participants should be in good health and prepared for an adventure.
Location: Sicily Island, Louisiana. Details upon registration.
Date and time: March 13, 2021
Cost: $60, includes instruction, materials and hand outs; lunch provided at additional cost. If the cost of program is a limitation, please contact us work trade and other opportunities.
Age: Adult and mature youth