OCT. 8 FALL HIKE AT ABITA CREEK IS FULL! WE CAN NO LONGER TAKE REGISTRATIONS.
Cooler temperatures call for a morning hike among the longleaf pine stands of Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve – a beautiful place for wandering along the boardwalks and exploring native plants of the Northshore.
We will be expertly guided by botanist/ecologist Nelwyn McInnis, who will show us a rapidly disappearing pine savanna landscape, highlighting the natural history and special features of this rare habitat – including carnivorous pitcher plants.
The Land Trust holds a conservation easement of almost 1,000 acres at Abita Creek Flatwoods, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. It’s a wonderful example of conservation achievement on Lake Pontchartrain’s Northshore!
TIME: Saturday, Oct. 8, 9-11:30 AM
PLACE: Pitcher Plant Trail at the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve, 4.5 miles east of Abita Springs along LA Hwy 435, across the street from Green Street.
REGISTRATION: $30 registration fee, with lunch included. Register here.
In addition to providing lunch, the field trip fee will go towards funding our efforts across the state to protect and preserve Louisiana’s natural habitats.
This will be a 2 hour, easy-to-moderate stroll through the native flora of the longleaf pine habitat, so wear long pants and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Don’t forget your hat, water bottle, camera, and binoculars.