Longleaf Pine Ecology Tour at Pebble Hill Plantation
A visit to Pebble Hill Plantation is more than a tour…it is a rewarding and enriching experience. Join us this summer for a private tour you won’t soon forget! Abiding by CDC safety recommendations, Pebble Hill’s Learning Center Program Coordinator will take you and up to five of your guests on a guided tour of our beautiful longleaf pine forest. This “fire forest” rivals tropical rainforests in plant diversity and is home to many unique plants and animals. You will be amazed to discover that native longleaf forests harbor more than a dozen species of native wild orchids, most of which depend upon frequent fires for survival.
The Red Hills Region of Southwest Georgia and North Florida is home to the original conservation foresters that pioneered an entire branch of forestry that focuses on ecosystem health, aesthetics, and overall conservation of forest resources. Learn about pioneering foresters like Herbert Stoddard and Leon Neel along with the conservation commitment of the Pebble Hill family who blazed the way for fire to become an accepted conservation tool that is responsible for saving an entire ecosystem.
Your party will meet in the Pebble Hill Visitors’ Center parking lot and take a tram for a brief guided grounds tour, then depart for the longleaf forest for a walking tour and ecology lesson. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate shoes and clothing for a short hike in the woods. Please bring a personal water bottle and binoculars if available. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
We welcome guests to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at your leisure. Picnic tables are available near the pond, or bring a blanket and choose your own relaxing spot on the grounds.
For more information, contact:
Pebble Hill Plantation Learning Center