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Field Trip: Natural and Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge & Florida Caverns State Park

April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

$330.00

Take an adventure-packed field trip to the “Land of the Trembling Earth,” also known as
the Okefenokee Swamp and the Florida Caverns. Led by John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden
Curator with the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and Chip Campbell, owner of
Okefenokee Adventures, participants will visit the trails of the Florida Caverns State Park to
study its unique geology and flora. The next day, you’ll head out to Okefenokee Swamp to take
a motorized water tour to explore the animals, plants, and cultural history of the area. Afternoon
visits include a drive to the Chesser Homestead, built in 1927, and a hike to the Owl’s Roost
Observation Tower for amazing views. Sunday will feature a canoe and kayak tour of the
swamp. Sponsored by the Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, this field trip is part of
the Friends’ Certificate in Native Plant Studies (CNPS) curriculum, but all are welcome. Costs
are $315/members, $330/non-members. For more information and to register, visit
https://bbgardens.org/the-natural-and-cultural-history-of-the-okefenokee-swamp-nationalwildlife-refuge–florida-caverns-state-park-field-trip.php

Venue

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2616 Lane Park Road
Birmingham, 35223 United States
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Website:
http://bbgardens.org/


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