A Biodiverse “Moonscape” in Randolph County - Almond Granite Outcrop (field trip)

Trip Leader:
Fletcher Scott, Science Educator and Columnist 
John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Saturday, May 18| 8:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Randolph County, AL
Members $80 | Non-Members $95
Almond Granite Outcrop in Randolph County is one of our state's most fascinating landscapes. Its soil types range from basic to acidic and it’s inhabited by an array of contrasting and unusual plant species - some rare. Situated in the Piedmont physiographic region, this outcrop, which brings to mind the surface of the moon, is home to many fascinating ecotones due to its geology and hydrology. We will examine a range of diverse habitats ranging in character from xeric to boggy seeps. Participants will see colonies of some very special plants, including one which grows only there and one other location - and even a carnivorous species!
Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) given if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) A $15 processing fee will be charged for class transfers at any time. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation; if we cancel a class as such, we will issue a full refund. Please be aware that we strive to hold classes regardless of weather, so plan accordingly. In the unlikely event a class has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to notify you, and a refund (minus a $15 processing fee) will be issued.