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Volunteer at Seed Collection Party


Spend the day gathering seeds in the home of the red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake, and Swainson’s warbler. Perhaps you will hear the call of wild turkeys as you enjoy lunch while sunshine filters through dogwoods and basket oaks, tossing light and shadows onto fallen leaves. While collecting seeds you will tour the ethereal beauty of this 4,426-acre wilderness.

Old-growth longleaf and slash pines rise to guard the misty waters of the Altamaha River as it carves through cypress and tupelo swamps. Moody Forest Natural Area, named for the Moody family and cooperatively managed with DNR through a regular regimen of prescribed fire on the property is one of Georgia’s most unique and beautiful landscapes. The preserve is open to the public and with two interpretive trials curling through, it offers more than five miles of year-round hiking. Join us as we collect seeds while being enchanted by the atmospheric beauty of this forest and all its splendors.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Age Restrictions: 10 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Supplies Needed: Water, lunch, long sleeve work shirt, long pants, closed shoes; optional: gloves, gardening tools

Restrooms: There are restrooms on this easement/preserve.

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To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact or call 404-253-7255.


Join us for a seed collection party at Moody Forest.