Mountain Laurel: April Showers Brought May Flowers to Arabia Mountain

Mountain Laurel: April Showers Brought May Flowers to Arabia Mountain

Published: May 17, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Natural Systems   |   No Comments

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is a flowering shrub found throughout eastern North America, including in Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area here in Lithonia, GA. In spring, the laurel produces a gorgeous botanical bounty, which you can enjoy as you hike along the Arabia Mountain PATH or on the Mountain View Trail.  The mountain laurel’s range […]

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Preserve the Park with Sabrina Molu

Preserve the Park with Sabrina Molu

Published: May 17, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

We partnered with Sabrina Molu for our #PreservethePark campaign – here’s what she had to say: Are you a hike or brunch person? Saturday mornings are my favorite because that’s when we get to take Theo out to @arabiamountain_nha Arabia is one of my favorite hikes in the Atlanta area with mountain top views, a gorgeous […]

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Become a B.A.R.K. Ranger

Become a B.A.R.K. Ranger

Published: May 11, 2021   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Did you know that dogs can become Rangers, too? Try out our B.A.R.K. Ranger program and get your dog certified as a Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve Bark Ranger here in Lithonia, Georgia! Here’s how to do it:  Watch the BARK Ranger Video. Snap a picture of your dog following the Bark Ranger rules.  Share a BARK […]

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Preserve the Park with Latinxhikers

Preserve the Park with Latinxhikers

Published: May 10, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is home to some fragile and rare ecosystems found almost nowhere else! As we continue exploring creative ways to conserve nature, we’ve partnered with @latinxhikers on our #PreservethePark campaign. Here’s what @outdoorhomie had to say about the NHA – check it out! “Here in Atlanta, there is an outdoor space […]

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Junior Ranger Every Day

Junior Ranger Every Day

Published: May 5, 2021   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Field Notes, Junior Rangers   |   No Comments

National Junior Ranger Day during National Park Week 2021 is done, but that doesn’t mean that the fun is over with the Junior Ranger program! You can earn your Junior Ranger badge any day of the year. It’s easy! Either stop by Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area in Lithonia, Georgia and pick up a Junior […]

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Preserve the Park with Aaron Coury

Preserve the Park with Aaron Coury

Published: May 4, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Have you heard about #PreservethePark at AMNHA in Lithonia, Georgia? It’s important to us to educate people about the rare landscape found at Arabia Mountain and the best ways to hike in the National Heritage Area; you’ve probably seen this message elsewhere on our website! There are a few simple rules to practice so that […]

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Almost Done! Join the Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt Today

Almost Done! Join the Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt Today

Published: Apr 30, 2021   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes, Junior Rangers   |   No Comments

The Junior Ranger scavenger hunt wraps up on Sunday, May 2nd – but there’s still time to start and finish. Arabia Alliance staff will be in the office at 3350 Klondike Road from 10-3 on Saturday, or you can email juniorranger@arabiaalliance.org with a picture of your completed scavenger hunt guide. Don’t have a guide yet? Don’t […]

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Leave No Trace at Arabia Mountain

Leave No Trace at Arabia Mountain

Published: Apr 28, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Did you know that Arabia Mountain is home to fragile ecosystems and species found almost nowhere else on earth? That includes a variety of rare and endangered plants, species like Diamorpha, snorkelwort, and quillwort. These plants live in the solution pits (small patches of sand, dirt, and muddy water) that dot the seemingly barren rock […]

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Join the Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt

Join the Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt

Published: Apr 28, 2021   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Did you know that you have until Sunday, May 2nd, to finish the Junior Ranger scavenger hunt? This event is free, fun, and you’ll earn your Junior Ranger badge at the end. Starting at the Lithonia Woman’s Club, you’ll find the answers to a series of questions as you travel throughout the National Heritage Area. Along […]

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Take a Tour of Flat Rock

Take a Tour of Flat Rock

Published: Apr 23, 2021   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

Flat Rock is one of the oldest Black communities in Georgia and you can take a personal tour with Flat Rock Archives Co-Founder, Johnny Waits, to experience the area’s history first-hand! Starting at the historic T.A. Bryant, Sr. Homestead (home of the Archives), Johnny will walk you through Flat Rock’s story from enslavement to abolition […]

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Junior Ranger Day Update!

Junior Ranger Day Update!

Published: Apr 22, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Due to the likelihood of inclement weather on Saturday, the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area Junior Ranger Day scavenger hunt will now be offered from Friday, April 23rd through Saturday, May 1st. Participants can pick up their scavenger hunt materials from the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance office (3350 Klondike Road) and return for their […]

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