Last Section Of Mill Trail Now Complete
Blake just completed the last leg of the mill trail for his Eagle Scout project at the Preserve. Here is Blake with his Dad.
Michael Willis also just completed his Eagle Scout Project at the Preserve, a beautiful overlook for Nancy Creek. This has been a terrific Eagle Scout project! Many thanks!!
New Art Exhibit At The Gallery
Artist Allison Richter is shown here talking about her work at the opening of her summer art exhibit "Awareness of Birds Thru Art: Ugly Pretty". Allison had beautiful jewelry for sale in addition to her paintings. If you missed this great opportunity to visit with this colorful artist and view her beautiful oil paintings and jewelry, stay tuned! We hope to provide another opportunity in the future.
Blue Herons' Art Curator Diane Evans is shown taking a photo of the jewelry and refreshment display table.
Be sure to schedule a visit to see this beautiful show at our Art Gallery, open to the public now through August 31st! To make an appointment, call 404-345-1008.
Turtles Active On The Preserve
Here is a mother turtle is laying her eggs at the Preserve right now! This is the season for turtle travels, females are on the move looking for good nesting sites.
This turtle was crossing our driveway last night when I came to the art opening. Look closely and you can see a leech attached to her shell. I scraped the leech off and popped her in my water bottle. All types of leeches are sold on the Internet for medicinal purposes and they can live for 10 years.
Guidance from The National Parks Service
We had a visit from Allyson Read from the National Park Service to discuss installing wildlife cameras at the Preserve. Pictured are Kevin, Maura, Trace and Allyson.
We are also borrowing friendly turtle traps from the Park Service to begin a survey at the Preserve. Turtles will be trapped, tagged and released to give us an idea of the various species we have . This information will help guide our decisions about future turtle habitat restoration.
We took some great photos on this visit. Here's a Yellow-bellied Slider Turtle crossing over the wooden bridge at the turtle crossing sign.