April 17, 2019 – “Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests: Intown and Out” with Jonah McDonald

2019 04 headshot41Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

LOCATION--Alpharetta Arts Center – 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA. (Corner of Canton St. and Mayfield Rd.) Overflow parking, if required, will be at the Elementary school about 1 block from the Arts Center on Mayfield Road.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. 6:30 to 7:00 pm will be time for socializing. Presentation will begin at 7:15 pm.

Members as well as interested potential members are invited to join us.

Jonah will be speaking about the many greenspaces and trails included in his book - particularly the hidden or off-the-beaten-path areas that nature photographers, birders, and tree people love to explore. He will especially focus on north-metro greenspaces in this talk.

Having spoken at other chapters of the GNPA in the past, Jonah's goal is to help us find new locations for nature photography, seek out new and interesting subjects along the trails, and connect us to the wider movement to make Atlanta a city known for its natural resources, trees, and trails.

We hope you will leave excited to explore new places, inspired to take positive action in your community, and with a smile on your face after having spent time listening to a fellow nature-lover who is a seasoned public speaker.

About Jonah—

Jonah McDonald is a 15-year Atlanta resident and former Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. An educator, naturalist, and outdoorsman, Jonah has worked at several Atlanta-area independent schools, is the founder of Sure Foot Adventures and Peacebuilders Camp, and now serves as Naturalist at Mason Mill Park in Dekalb County. In each of these professional capacities and as a hobby, Jonah has spent countless days exploring metro-Atlanta greenspaces and has compiled an extensive list of natural areas in and around the city.

He is the author of Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests: Intown and Out, a guidebook to trails in the metro area. Currently, he is working on his next book, Secret Atlanta: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, to be published in early 2020.

To learn more about Jonah's guidebook, go to http://hikingatlanta.com. Signed copies will be available for $20 at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on April 17th.