Lost World LbNA # 13158
|Owner||Runs for Beer|
|Placed Date||Jan 18 2005|
|Found By||Scooters Mom|
|Last Found||Jun 21 2012|
(Carved by Downhill Dad of 123 Family)
This Forest is a primeval forest located adjacent to the Science Center (which is separate from the Museum of Natural history nearby). The Forest is a 65-acre tract of relatively undisturbed mature mixed hardwood forest. It is a small remnant of the type of forest vegetation that originally covered the Piedmont region of Georgia, including the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Check forest hours. I do not believe there used is an admission charge for the exhibition & forest, although there is one for the planetarium. But donations are accepted!
In this oasis of old growth vegetation you never know who or what might have taken refuge many, many years ago… Perhaps one of the creatures you can see in the exhibition hall or whose relatives stand tall at the nearby Museum decided it would be more at home in the forest.
You must go through the exhibition hall to get to the forest; exit through the rear doors. Instructions tell you to register at the small guard house. I guess they want to make sure everyone is accounted for when they lock the gates! Please notice the posted sign for poison ivy by the gate – be forewarned that poison ivy and copperhead snakes both call this forest home!
You’ll be walking the Beginners Loop. After passing through the gate, go right. At your first intersection turn left down the hill. Follow until the bridge. Look under the near left corner of the bridge, between the wood and cement and you’ll find what you are looking for. I think he’s a bit “lost” for this “world.” Please tuck back in well out of sight. (Because of the cracks between the wood planks, I had to stuff some small twigs as filler – please make sure they are still there to restrict the view from above!)
To take the short way out, continue on the path, turning left up the hill. Or you can turn right and enjoy the pond and the beauty of this forest land as early explorers and southern Native Americans must have done hundreds of years ago.