Early morning mists… creepy crawlies… shimmering webs and flesh-eating plants… a Longleaf pine savanna is the perfect place to start off your Halloween weekend!
Land Trust for Louisiana is leading an exploration of the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve in St. Tammany Parish on Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9-11:30 a.m, with biologist Nelwyn McInnis, who will show you a rapidly disappearing wild landscape, highlighting the natural history and special features of this rare habitat.
This will be a 2-hour, easy to moderate stroll through the native flora of the Longleaf pine habitat, so wear long pants and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Don't forget your hat, water bottle, camera and binoculars. Halloween costumes are encouraged!
Admission is $30. Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/LTLFallFieldTrip2021
The field trip fee of $30 includes a picnic lunch, and goes towards funding efforts across the state to protect and preserve Louisiana’s natural habitats. Rain date: November 6, 2021.
Pitcher Plant Trail at the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve – 4.5 miles east of Abita Springs along LA Hwy 435, across the street from Green Street. Plan to arrive before 9 a.m. when the walk begins.
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The Land Trust for Louisiana's conservation easement on the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve is part of a joint effort with The Nature Conservancy to protect 950 acres of Longleaf pine habitat. The Land Trust for Louisiana is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The office is located at 102 N. Holly St., Hammond, LA 70401. For more information, visit https://www.landtrustforlouisiana.org.