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GMNH Friends Celebration 2011

posted Feb 27, 2012, 12:55 PM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 12:55 PM ]

GMNH Friends Celebration

October 15 2011


Save the date for the annual Friends Celebration, a fund-raising event for the Georgia Museum of Natural History to be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Stay tuned for more information.




Summer 2011 Friends Field Trip

posted Feb 27, 2012, 11:01 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 1:06 PM ]

GMNH Friends Field Trip:

Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

August 26 - 28 2011

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Scenery and the wonders of nature await the Friends as Dr. Robert Wyatt, Friends president and Director Emeritus of the Highlands Biological Station in North Carolina leads a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains where flora and fauna are extremely diverse. Participants will also hike to the top of Whiteside Mountain, the highest point in the Chattooga River basin, where salamanders, ravens, and peregrine falcons live. This easy to moderate excursion will be followed by a visit to Gorges State Park to hike (rated moderate) along the Horsepasture River and view a spectacular series of waterfalls: Drift, Turtleback, Rainbow, and Stairstep. The group will stay at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center on Little Scaly Mountain. You don’t want to miss this adventure!





Spring 2011 Friends Field Trip

posted Feb 27, 2012, 11:00 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 1:06 PM ]

GMNH Friends Field Trip:

Little St. Simons Island

June 10 - June 12 2011

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We'll be staying on the beautiful Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, Friday, June 10, 2011 to Sunday, June 12, 2011. 

This is an all inclusive weekend adventure. Little St. Simons Island has been privately owned for 250 years, and changed very little during that time. The most recent owners, the Berolzheimer family, opened the island to a limited number of overnight guests in 1979. This small, quaint and relaxed resort is a nature lovers delight. While on the island, we will be staying in guest cottages, and dining at the Berolzheimer's Lodge. 

This pristine island is host to a wide variety of coastal birds and animals. Beach shuttles, bicycles, kayaks and canoes are available for your use exploring the island; and island Naturalists will be on hand to aid you with your explorations. On the Friends last visit, in winter, we viewed nesting Bald Eagles and Great Horned Owls. During our spring trip we may see baby armadillos and rabbits, snowy and great egret chicks, shorebird chicks, and turtles nesting at night on the beach! Birding in at this time should also be good. You may see Willet, Osprey, Wood Stork, White and Glossy Ibis, Painted Bunting, Reddish Egret, Bald Eagle, American Oystercatcher, Belted Kingfisher, Black Skimmer, Roseate Spoonbill and more. 

The trip is limited to 32 people, so get your reservation in soon! 

Please review their flyer of more information about Little St. Simons Island:http://www.littlestsimonsisland.com/littlestsimonsisland.pdf 

Celebration 2010

posted Feb 27, 2012, 10:59 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 1:03 PM ]

GMNH Friends Celebration

October 23 2010

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Join the Friends for a fund-raising event for the Georgia Museum of Natural History to be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010, in the Conservatory at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. The reception and silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m., with music provided by old-time musicians and recording artists Ms. Beverly Smith, Erica Weiss, and Lucy Ray. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Jim Costa, Director of Highlands Biological Station and author of 'The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of Species', will offer an after-dinner talk. Tickets must be reserved before October 16, 2010.

Celebration 2009

posted Feb 27, 2012, 10:59 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 1:07 PM ]

GMNH Friends Celebration

October 24 2009

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Join the Friends for a fund-raising event for the Georgia Museum of Natural History to be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009, in the Conservatory at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. The reception and silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. There will be an exhibit of rare first edition books on corals spanning 500 years and Dr. Jim Porter will offer an after-dinner talk. Tickets must be reserved before October 16.


Celebration 2008

posted Feb 27, 2012, 10:58 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 10:58 AM ]

GMNH Friends Celebration

October 25 - October 25 2008

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Join the Friends for a fund-raising event for the Georgia Museum of Natural History to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008, in the Conservatory at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. The reception and silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m., with music by local band Curley Maple. Dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. Renowned naturalist and author Dr. Whit Gibbons, Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia, will offer an after-dinner talk. Tickets must be reserved before October 17.

Celebration 2007

posted Feb 27, 2012, 10:57 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 10:57 AM ]

GMNH Friends Celebration

October 13 2007

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Join the Friends for a fund-raising event for the Georgia Museum of Natural History to be held on Saturday, October 13, 2007, at Trumps in the Georgian Hotel. The reception and silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. Dr. Jim Porter, of the University of Georgia, will offer an after-dinner talk. Tickets must be reserved before October 2.


Fall 2007 Friends Field Trip

posted Feb 27, 2012, 10:56 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 11:02 AM ]

GMNH Friends Field Trip:

Autumn on Cumberland Island

September 21 - September 23 2007

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We’ll stay in luxury in the historic Greyfield Inn, the 1900 retreat of Thomas and Lucy Carnegie. Trip includes lodging, gourmet meals and naturalist guided tours.

Spring 2007 Friends Field Trip

posted Feb 27, 2012, 10:53 AM by friends GMNH   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 10:53 AM ]

GMNH Friends Field Trip:

Spring Wildflowers and Songbirds

April 20 - April 21 2007

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We’ll stay at the beautiful Whitepath Lodge in Ellijay, Georgia, with views of the Rich Mountain Wilderness.

Saturday: The Songbird Trail is one of three trails that start at Lake Conasauga Recreation Area. Lake Conasauga, the highest elevation lake in the state, is located in the Cohutta Wilderness Area. Songbird Trail is an easy 1.7 mi loop through an area specifically managed to enhance songbird viewing. The trail follows the Little Conasauga River and provides access to diverse habitats for the birds and observation platforms. Over 100 species of birds have been seen here.

Sunday: The Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail is located on a north facing cove in the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area. The trail includes an 800-foot boardwalk loop (ADA accessible) over the lower part of the cove, and a short trail that leads uphill along Pocket Branch to Pocket Branch Falls. Over 25 species of wildflowers grow here.

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