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Go: Be a Nature Navigator

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Orienteering: Be a Nature Navigator

Friday, July 14, 4:30 PM & Saturday, July 22, 5:00 PM

Don Carter State Park – Gainesville

Using skills taught by park staff and a map and compass provided by the park, find 10 species of native trees in the park to earn a prize! Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.

Native trees help provide needed green space and balance ecosystems with indigenous species that provide shade, conserve soil and water and absorb CO2. To learn more about native plants of Georgia, check out our native plant publication series:

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Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines

Native Plants for Georgia Part II: Ferns

Native Plants for Georgia Part III: Wildflowers

Native Plants for Georgia Part IV: Grasses and Sedges