Our Newly Decorated Front Door
Last weekend, Sally Eppstein our art director and artist in residence, adorned our front door with a beautiful new feather painting. Sally is getting ready for our open house and her art opening on November 22.
And, of course there is a wonderful story behind this painting!
One day, Sally and I were discussing which type of bird feather would be best for the door. And the very next day, our surveyor, Ron Gudger came to BH for a meeting and brought me a beautiful hawk feather he found while surveying our property. It was the perfect feather for the door, exquisite shape, color and pattern! It was just meant to be!
Enrichment Programs Visit The Preserve
Today we had third graders from the mission program at the Church of the Atonement on a field trip to the Preserve. They had a first experience using binoculars to check out the turtles at the pond. The Church is one of our Meadows for Monarchs partners.
Last week we also had second graders from the Church visit and they worked with Blue Heron Education Director Amy Zvonar and Educator Diane Evans. The children attend Highpoint Elementary in Sandy Springs and attend the Mission's enrichment program for Latino students after school. We had lots of smiles and excitement as they toured the Preserve with Amy and Diane!
Hands On Atlanta Volunteer Day
"Make it beautiful and they will come. Keep it that way and they will help."
~ Lynden Miller
On a crisp, clear autumn day groups from the Weather Channel, Atlanta Gas Light and HP came to help with some much needed work at Blue Heron. They came as part of Hands On Atlanta Day - a city-wide day of volunteer service and giving back to the community. Blue Heron has partnered with Hands On Atlanta for 2 years now to bring together volunteers from all over the City to take care of the Preserve. This year we focused on planting native river cane as well as preparing the wildflower meadows for nectar plant seeds as part of our 'Meadows for Monarchs' program. Volunteers also helped to remove non-native shrubbery and plant native ferns in the bedding at the Preserve building. They also spread mulch and maintained our Woodland Trail along Nancy Creek and built a cedar trash can storage shed for our tenants. All in all, a very productive morning spent with some very generous friends of the Preserve!
If you feel bad because you missed out, don't. We are planning another Hands On Atlanta Day as part of the MLK Day of Service in January. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
Sculptures on the Preserve
BHNP is honored to have ‘found-object’ artist and sculptor Dave Savage bring his works of art to the preserve. Dave has been very generous in giving us a long term loan of two sculptures located by the front entrance and by the picnic table next to Nancy Creek, near the main building.
He has more works of art he wants to share, so please stop by the Preserve to see the new sculptures. While you are here, come in and check out the fall art exhibit in the gallery! Call ahead to schedule your Gallery visit: 404-345-1008.