Isolated by elevation, Brasstown Bald is an island in the sky. Sitting 3,000 ft. higher than the valley below, here you'll find unique combinations of plants and animals, all influenced by the rocks underneath them. Differences in air, water, and food create a one-of-a-kind ecosystem in Georgia. A truly unique place and program!
Join in for a geology and natural communities walk n' talk with Geologist Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia and bio-geographer Dr. Leslie Edwards, co-author of Natural Communities of Georgia.
The authors will tag team a specially crafted presentation, “A Window through Time: Geology and Nature at Georgia’s Highest Summit,” in the Mountain Top Theater. Followed by a book signing and a walk along the mountain. There will also be a table full of hands-on information and activities for all not attending the program.
Program cost is $5 per adult, 12 & under are $3 per. Includes a billion year old rock!
Pre-registration highly recommended! Day of the program registration will take place if space is available. Park entry fees are not included and will be collected at the gate for $5 per adult. Ages 15 & under are free. America the Beautiful passes are accepted.
Comfortable walking shoes for mostly paved surfaces and a willingness to discover recommended.
http://www.georgiarocks.us/ The star attraction is Roadside Geology of Georgia by Pamela Gore and Bill Witherspoon, a full-color, 360-page volume for the public on Georgia's wonders, from the coast to the mountains: landscapes, rocks, minerals, fossils, and the human stories geology has shaped.
https://www.naturalcommunitiesofgeorgia.com/ This guide provides plant lists for the natural communities (ecosystems) of North Georgia, based on the book The Natural Communities of Georgia. It's purpose is to help naturalists, conservationists, and native plant gardeners in identifying natural communities and the plants within them.