The Atlanta metro area is rare among the world's major cities because it still retains pieces of our region's original forest. Kathryn Kolb shows how the accidents of history spared many forested areas and how you can learn to identify these special places in your neighborhood or perhaps even in your own back yard. Kathryn shares interesting historical details, the newest research on trees, and illustrates her presentation with wonderful photographs. She also offers tips on how to restore the native forest in your yard, and provides a book list for further reading.
Kathryn Kolb is Director of non-profit EcoAddendum (Eco-A for short), and Co-Director of Walk About Down Yonder. Kathryn is a Master Naturalist and shares 30 years of field experience in forests and wild lands throughout the Southeast. Her fresh and insightful perspectives on our native forests make each Eco-A walk a new and interesting experience. She has collaborated for 20 years on projects with regional environmental groups including The Wilderness Society, Trees Atlanta, Georgia ForestWatch, and The Georgia Conservancy. Additionally, Kathryn was founder and director for Atlanta's Keeping It Wild where she designed an led a state-wide outings program. Most recently Kathryn has collaborated with the City of Atlanta in documenting old growth forests and trees in metro Atlanta.
Potluck dinner starts at 7pm, speaker presentation is at 7:30pm. All participants (1 per family if more than one attending) should bring a vegetarian dish to share. CNC provides reusable plates, napkins & utensils to aid in our conservation efforts.
AGes 16+; $10 General Public/$5 CNC Members; Register on-line or day of.