Overwhelming Interest in Mushroom Class!
We had a fabulous weather day for our Mushroom walk and talk at the Preserve! Even the mushrooms were cooperative and we discovered and collected many different species at the Preserve. Mary Woehrel and her partner Bill Light led us through the woods on a real mushroom adventure and followed up the walk with a talk inside, including a fascinating power point presentation. We learned so much about the magic and mystery that surrounds this interesting fungi.
This class was so popular we had to close registration and unfortunately we had 30 folks on the waiting class who didn't get to attend. But please don't despair! We had such a great time on Saturday we are planning a day long mushroom offering in June 2014. If you wish to be added to the notification list call the office at 404-345-1008.
Celebrate and Educate: Birthday Fun!
Have a birthday coming up and love nature? What better place to have a party than Blue Heron Nature Preserve! Click HERE for more details. We can even provide a very special birthday cake just for you!
Katie had her 7th birthday here on Sunday and we had a bright sunny day to celebrate. Katie chose for her guests to nature walk and collect flowers, nuts, seeds etc. and then each guest painted her own watercolor painting to take home. We feasted on popcorn, cheese, grapes and cupcakes on the deck overlooking the Blue Heron pond, a fun time was had by all!
December 9 - January 31st
Join us for the opening reception of "iSee", Photography by Rachel McCaffrey.
"Photography is my escape while I capture the moments of beauty that I cannot describe in words. This exhibit shows the world through my eyes. It's what "iSee".
I've always been one to notice details in nature. Some of my earliest memories include playing with the huge snails that made their way across our home's facade in San Francisco. Those early years began my love and passion for nature and it's non-human inhabitants. As a child I was often found drawing bugs, plants and animals.
Just before moving to Italy to finish college, a friend wanting to sell it offered me an old Pentax Spotmatic with a few lenses for $50. I was told it was an "oldie but goodie" from the 1960's by a photography teacher. I learned the basics and experimented to figure out the rest. Broke but wanting to capture images of my travels, I learned to be selective with shots and frugal with film. I've loved taking photographs of the world's inhabitants and beauty ever since."