Monthly Archives:
August 2020

Daisy Days is Almost Here!
Aug 27, 2020
Daisy Days is Almost Here!

Daisy Days begins on September 1st! This event celebrates the fall flower bloom on the granite outcrops – specifically, the yellow daisies (Helianthus porteri) – through a Triple Hike...

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Natural History of Stone Mountain
Aug 21, 2020
Natural History of Stone Mountain

While not in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, Stone Mountain is the most prominent example of the monadnock ecosystem in the Atlanta area. Monadnocks – large outcrops of rock that...

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Explore the South River
Aug 20, 2020
Explore the South River

The South River is one of the natural treasures of the National Heritage Area. Have you explored it? You can do so in a variety of ways – watch the video to learn more.  To explore the river...

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Daisy Days: Coming Soon!
Aug 12, 2020
Daisy Days: Coming Soon!

Photo: Phil Varney The daisies are blooming on Metro Atlanta’s granite giants – Arabia, Panola and Stone Mountains all harbor these beautiful flowers every fall, and this year is no...

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The Dentist and the Daredevils
Aug 7, 2020
The Dentist and the Daredevils

The thriving music scene, beauty pageants, stock car races and community events of the Lithonia Speedway and Country Club were intimately connected to the wealth and prosperity of one of...

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Speedway and Stockcars
Aug 3, 2020
Speedway and Stockcars

The roar of engines and the screams of excited fans filled the air at the Lithonia Speedway, a dirt track where drivers raced and people made merry just north of downtown Lithonia. Before the rise of...

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Is the National Heritage Area Open?
Aug 3, 2020
Is the National Heritage Area Open?

COVID-19 has impacted parks and sites throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Check out our answers to all of your questions below! What’s open, and what’s closed? Atlanta...

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Nearby Nature (AJC Excerpt)
Aug 2, 2020
Nearby Nature (AJC Excerpt)

From the article by Mary Welch in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Waistband getting a little tight? Feeling a strong need to connect with nature after weeks of being inside? Ahem, asking for a...

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