FALL WILDFLOWER RAMBLES - Class Limit 20
Elaine Delcuze, 8 Sessions, Mondays, September 17 - November 5
While you were playing in the summer sun, the trees and plants were hard at work keeping you cool overhead and underfoot. With autumn comes change, and this class will revel in those changes. North Georgia’s diverse vegetation—wildflowers, ferns, mosses, lichens, and trees—will be observed with particular emphasis on individual characteristics within species and their habitat preferences. Due to the nature of botanical rambles and travel time, classes may extend beyond the specified class time. All classes will assemble at the ICL classroom and carpool to the selected field trip site. All rambles are of moderate length and difficulty. So come prepared with field guide, hand lens and notepad to welcome another fall in the Southern Appalachians.
Elaine Delcuze has been a naturalist with Georgia State Parks and a field trip guide with the Georgia Conservancy, Botanical Society and Ornithological Society. She has been involved in the wildflower survey of the Chattahoochee National Forest and has contributed to the Conservancy’s “Guide to the North Georgia Mountains.” She is a member of the Preservation Board of the Georgia Mountains Research & Education Center and has done programs and news articles for the Native Plant Preservation Committee.