The Hemlock is one of the true gentle giants of the forest. With its broad canopy of soft, feathery needles and tiny budlike cones, this towering evergreen can reach more than 100 feet and live up to 500 years. It's a vital member of the mountain forest ecosystem, providing year-round shade, food and shelter for countless critters, erosion control, and playing a key role in the carbon cycle of the Eastern forests.
November 03, 2010|
By Melissa Link
For The Times
Doors will open this Friday at 7:30 p.m. for North Georgia College & State University's weekly Observatory-Planetarium Public Education Night.The event will be held in the George E. Coleman Planetarium, room 234 of the Health & Natural Sciences Building, Sunset Drive. The fall semester's Friday night shows started Aug. 20 and continue through Nov. 19.
Experience autumn in all its glory this weekend in Chicopee Woods as Elachee Nature Science Center introduces the Family Fall Festival. Load up the kids and come to Elachee for a fun and educational afternoon - a non-scary, natural alternative to traditional Halloween events scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Saturday.
ATHENS - The UGA Performing Arts Center will inaugurate the new Off-Broadway series with two performances by Chicago's legendary comedy theater, The Second City, Monday and Tuesday in the Ramsey Concert Hall.