HEGGIE'S ROCK PRESERVE TOUR
TOUR HEGGIE'S ROCK PRESERVE!
Explore the inspiration behind Heggie’s Rock Revisited with artist Lillie Morris. A guided tour of Heggie’s Rock Preserve will provide visitors with an in-depth look at this fascinating National Natural Landmark and its influence on Lillie's new body of work.
ABOUT HEGGIE'S ROCK
Heggie’s Rock is a spectacular granite outcrop spreading over 60 acres and rising 100 feet high. Heggie’s Rock first appears on the records in March 1769 when Georgia Roseborough petitioned the English government for "100 acres on Little Kiokee Creek, near Big Rock”. The sheer rock expanse is also thought to have been the location of the only two Revolutionary battles fought in Columbia county.
Currently owned, preserved, and protected by the Nature Conservancy, Heggie’s Rock is quite the wondrous ecosystem. It is inhabited by extreme plants that have innumerable adaptations to survive without any soil and withstand extreme temperatures. Stunted trees, endangered species and plants only found in two locations in the entire world scatter the landscape of Heggies’s Rock.
Eco-lovers, environmental novices and historians alike will find a visit to Heggie’s Rock fascinating.
WHEN, WHERE, & HOW?
Saturday January 21 at 1:00 PM. Limited Space is available, call Gertrude Herbert to reserve your spot! 706.722.5495
Location: Louisville Road, Appling, GA
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*The trail is not stroller friendly and it is not ADA equipped. Participants should be able to walk 2 miles easily.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Age Restrictions: 10 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Supplies Needed: Water, long sleeve work shirt, long pants, closed shoes
Restrooms: There are no restrooms on this preserve.
Find out more about this fascinating natural landmark HERE.
|Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:00pm|
|Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art|