Her group and several others are dedicated to identifying and protecting old-growth forests around Atlanta. At a recent event she helped organize at Emory Univeristy, more than 300 people showed up to celebrate the city’s old-growth remnants.
During the event, Joan Maloof, founder of the Maryland-based Old-Growth Forest Network, inducted 14 of Atlanta’s old-growth forests into the network, conferring upon them national recognition.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon will be full on Wednesday — the "Planting Moon," as the Cherokee people called May's full moon. Mercury and Venus are low in the east just before dawn. Mars is very low in the west at sunset. Jupiter is high in the east around dusk and will appear near the moon Sunday night. Saturn rises in the east just after sunset. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will be visible all weekend — in the southeast from about 3 a.m. until dawn.
Atlanta forests inducted into the National Old-Growth Forest Network.
- Briarlake Forest and Hidden Acres Nature Preserve, DeKalb County
- Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, Atlanta
- Herbert Taylor Park/Daniel Johnson Nature Preserve, Atlanta
- D'Agnese tract, Atlanta
- Cumberlander Park, Atlanta
- Deepdene Park, DeKalb County
- Fernbank Forest, DeKalb County
- Herbert Greene Park, Atlanta
- Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Nature Preserve, Atlanta
- Lullwater Conservation Garden, Atlanta
- Osborne Park, Brookhaven
- Outdoor Activities Center, Atlanta
- McConaughey Nature Preserve and Historic Site, DeKalb County (privately owned)
- Mosman Forest, Atlanta, Fulton County (privately owned)
From the animals to the photo opps, Atlanta Botanical Gardens has something to offer everyone.