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Friends Spring Field Trip

April 26 - April 28

Tall Timbers Research Station in the Red Hills region that comprises about 300,000 acres of plantation land between Thomasville, GA and Tallahassee FL.

Home to several species of federally endangered birds, plants, and animals, the Red Hills area listed by the Nature Conservancy as one of America’s “Last Great Places,” and Scenic America identified the red hills canopy as one of the “Ten Most Scenic Corridors” in the U.S.

Evening: Introduction to Tall Timbers by a staff member with snacks and libations.

Morning: Fire Ecology – tour fabulous old growth forest with a focus on the fire ecology research for which Tall Timbers is famous.
Afternoon: Vertebrate Ecology tour.
Evening: Starry night, a special event program at Birdsong Nature Center with live music, fire, star-gazing.

Morning: On your own – bird and flower walk or visit Tall Timbers museum collection of birds, insects, etc.
Afternoon: Pebble Hill Plantation tour.
You can also choose to enjoy some of the festivity surrounding the annual Thomasville Rose Festival, also occurring this weekend.

Breakfast: A simple breakfast (coffee, tea, juice, bagels, toast, sweet rolls) will be provide by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History.
Saturday lunch at Johan’s Fish & Grits; Sunday lunch on your own.
Friday dinner on your own; Saturday dinner at SASS (Sweet & Savory Sisters).

Lodging Friday/Saturday:
All lodging at Tall Timbers Research Station has been reserved; however, you can arrange your own accommodations in either Thomasville (suggested) or Tallahassee.

Suggested visits during your travel:
Kolomoki Mounds State Park in Blakely GA and Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains GA

Can be made by check to GMNH or Pay Pal (below).
Please also send your name, email, phone number to Bob Matthews, rwmatthews@gmail.com so he can contact you in case of any changes or additional communications.


April 26
April 28
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Tall Timbers Research Station
13093 Henry Beadle Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32312
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Friends of the Georgia Museum of Natural History
(706) 542-1663