Slave Quarters at the Lyon Farm

Slave Quarters at the Lyon Farm

Published: Sep 7, 2021   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Today, the Flat Rock community is one of the oldest Black communities in Georgia. The Lyon Farm is a key part of the community’s history. This historic site is the place where the Flat Rock ancestors endured slavery. Although the Lyon Farm is relatively small, a far cry from the massive plantations most often associated […]

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Quilt Making in the Flat Rock Community

Quilt Making in the Flat Rock Community

Published: Aug 30, 2021   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

Quilt making has played an important role in the history of Flat Rock, one of the oldest Black communities in Georgia. Listen as Johnny Waits and Patricia Bryant, both descendants and members of the Flat Rock community, discuss the role of quilts and quilt making in the community’s story:  Credit: Quilt Making from New South […]

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Explore Historic Lithonia, Georgia

Explore Historic Lithonia, Georgia

Published: Aug 24, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Lithonia, Georgia arose as a bustling quarry town, and at one point was part of a global granite industry hub. Today, you can explore historic sites and greenspace in Lithonia as part of the National Heritage Area! A great starting point is the Lithonia Woman’s Club, located at 2564 Wiggins Street (right off of Main […]

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Daisy Days is Coming

Daisy Days is Coming

Published: Aug 18, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Get out of the house, get some fresh air and enjoy the beautiful yellow daisies (Helianthus porteri) that are growing around metro-Atlanta with the Daisy Days Triple Hike Challenge, running throughout September. The event is free (although parking may require a small fee). Participants must hike three of four possible mountains to earn the prize: […]

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Another Successful South River Paddle

Another Successful South River Paddle

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

A group of river enthusiasts took to the water on Saturday, August 14th, for this month’s South River Paddle. Organized by the South River Watershed Alliance, the paddle took people from Lorraine Park and Trailhead in Stockbridge to Oglesby Bridge Road in Conyers, a route designed for everyone to enjoy. Vans sponsored by the Arabia […]

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Student Conservation Association Interns at Arabia Mountain

Student Conservation Association Interns at Arabia Mountain

Published: Aug 9, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Above: Student Conservation Association Interns assist Park Ranger Doffice Johnson with trail maintenance.  Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy of Georgia as part of the Conservation Involving Today’s Youth (CITY) program, a group of Student Conservation Association (SCA) Interns completed a month-long internship maintaining trails and greenspace in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. This paid […]

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Preserve the Park with Ashley Rivers Photography

Preserve the Park with Ashley Rivers Photography

Published: Aug 9, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

We partnered with Ashley Rivers Photography for our Preserve the Park campaign – here’s what she had to say about the NHA: “The earth is what we all have in common.” —Wendell Berry Recently I had a chance to visit Arabia Mountain and every time I have been there, I have always been taken aback by […]

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Preserve the Park with @Freyalovee

Preserve the Park with @Freyalovee

Published: Aug 6, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

We partnered with @freyalovee for our Preserve the Park campaign – here’s what she had to say about the NHA: If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” — Vincent van Gogh In Arabia Mountain, rare and beautiful landscapes can be found along with species found almost only in this park alone – plants […]

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South River Paddle | Join the Fun On Aug. 14

South River Paddle | Join the Fun On Aug. 14

Published: Aug 2, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

On August 14th, you’re invited to join a scenic excursion by paddling down the South River, from Lorraine Park and Trailhead in Stockbridge to Oglesby Bridge Road in Conyers. Canoes and kayaks are provided by the South River Watershed Alliance, and vans sponsored by the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance (the nonprofit management entity of […]

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Ranger Robby Celebrates 10 Years at Arabia Mountain

Ranger Robby Celebrates 10 Years at Arabia Mountain

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

For ten years, Preserve Manager Robby Astrove (often simply known as Ranger Robby) has worked to conserve the landscapes of Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and educate the public about this rare and beautiful natural resource right in Atlanta’s backyard. Since his first day on the job at the Nature Preserve on July 20th, 2011, Astrove […]

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Henry County | Take a Shady Stroll

Henry County | Take a Shady Stroll

Published: Jul 28, 2021   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Field Notes, News, Trails   |   No Comments

Have you biked or hiked the Arabia Mountain PATH extension into Henry County? Beginning at Panola Mountain State Park’s Visitors Center parking lot (2620 GA-155 SW), follow the spur across the bridge over the highway. Then, enjoy the path through the woods. Enjoy scrolling through the photos below, then plan your own trip by heading […]

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Preserve the Park with Shutterchic_

Preserve the Park with Shutterchic_

Published: Jul 26, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

We partnered with Karm (aka @shutterchic_) for our Preserve the Park campaign – here’s what she had to say about the NHA: Outside is officially open! That means more and more people are now enjoying the warm weather outdoors. With gorgeous mountain views as well as a beautiful lake, Arabia Mountain is definitely a great […]

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