New Home Needed; Shallow Pit Preferred

New Home Needed; Shallow Pit Preferred

Published: Mar 15, 2013   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes, Natural Systems, News   |   No Comments

Finding a new home for an endangered plant species isn’t easy. Especially when that tiny plant prefers to live in a cozy pool on a granite monadnock. In early December, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve began an excavation to create new granite pool habitats for two critically imperiled plant species: the federally threatened pool sprite (Amphianthus […]

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Journeys Project Makes History Personal

Journeys Project Makes History Personal

Published: Mar 15, 2013   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Culture & Community, Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

Shared memory is the basis for “Redressing the Stone: The Journeys Project in Lithonia, Georgia.” Months of research has cumulated in an exhibition merging history and art by visual mythologist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier. The project celebrates Lithonia’s ancestors with personal and private photographs and handmade items. To visually tell the story of early Lithonia, the artist […]

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Join the “madness” this March with a Triple Hike Challenge!

Published: Mar 15, 2013   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Dozens of amateur adventurers have already joined ranger-guided hikes to conquer three granite monadnocks in metro-Atlanta this month.  Over the first two weekends, hikers scaled the peaks of Arabia, Panola, and Stone Mountains in a single day! The invigorating quest was the kickoff to the first annual “Monadnock Madness,” a family-friendly challenge to encourage people […]

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Free Winter Wellness Series

Published: Jan 8, 2013   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The new year is a perfect time to think about your health and the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve 2013 Winter Wellness Series is a great way to start. This free program features healthy cooking demos, free aerobics classes, bike rides, and more!

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AmeriCorps and Fitness Team Up in the Heritage Area

Published: Dec 7, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

An AmeriCorps program has taken root in the Heritage Area and promises to reach new visitors and inspire additional community involvement. The program was created in partnership between the AMHAA and Panola Mountain State Park and will focus on helping the local community lead healthy lives. AmeriCorps is a government sponsored service program that addresses […]

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Christmas Concerts Inspire This Holiday Season

Published: Dec 7, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Celebrate the holiday season with the monks of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. The historic Abbey Church will host two special Christmas concerts in December, The Play of Herod and Christmas Songs by the Atlanta Boy Choir. The church is a beautiful setting to experience live music and is sure to help create cherished […]

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Winter 2012 Newsletter

Published: Dec 6, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Lithonia Rocks – An Expedition Granite relics, historic homesteads and spiritual sanctuaries were showcased at the first Arabia Mountain Expedition entitled “Lithonia Rocks.”  The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation organized the day-long tour for more than 80 curious explorers.  Highlights of the day included tours of private homes and gardens and personal discussions with artisans, […]

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Lithonia Rocks! – An Expedition

Lithonia Rocks! – An Expedition

Published: Dec 6, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Culture & Community, Field Notes, Granite & Technology, Historic Sites, News   |   No Comments

Granite relics, historic homesteads and spiritual sanctuaries were showcased at the first Arabia Mountain Expedition entitled “Lithonia Rocks.”  The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation organized the day-long tour for more than 80 curious explorers.  Highlights of the day included tours of private homes and gardens and personal discussions with artisans, designers and historians. The November […]

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Volunteer Program Kickoff Event a Great Success

Published: Dec 4, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The newly blazed South River Trail at the Davidson – Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve (DAMNP) had one serious problem. Hundreds of pounds of plastic bottles, glass, tires, and other trash washed up on the riverbank and was an ugly eyesore as well as a hazard for hikers and wildlife. This massive trash heap would require […]

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Marvelous Monadnocks

Published: Dec 4, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Say it, See it, Save it It’s kind of a funny word. Mo-nad-nock. Pronounced mə-NAD-nok, you can hear it at this link. It’s even kind of hard to say when you first try it but repeat it once or twice and you realize it has a certain rhythm. Monadnocks are the inspiration and the centerpieces […]

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