Hidden World at BHNP: Wildlife Video by Kevin McCauley
Last weekend was our Holiday Open House Event. We had a good crowd both young and old. During the event we showed this wildlife video, put together by Kevin McCauley, of the various animals we've 'captured' with our wildlife cameras.
Two Beavers Captured On Video
After 8 months with the wildlife cameras out, we have finally recorded 2 beavers together. We've seen them individually but never together. Hoping it's a boy and a girl which means, can a family be far behind? Let's hope so!
Thank You Sorority Volunteers
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!
Thank You Lovett High School Volunteers
Human-Coyote Interaction Survey Needs Your Help
The 'Atlanta Coyote Project' has released their 2014 Human-Coyote Interactions Survey. If you are interested, please Like and/or Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atlantacoyoteproject, share it with your friends and encourage them to also complete the survey. A link to the survey can be found on our Facebook page, where we will soon begin to post further information about our participation in this study.
Please help Atlanta Coyote Project to use social media to gather further data.
Thank You Pine Tree Garden Club
We had a beautiful day this week working in the meadow spreading seeds at the Preserve.
Volunteers from Pine Tree Garden Club came to help disperse, coreopsis, mountain mint, joe pye weed and common milk weed seeds to support our Meadows for Monarchs program. Thank you Gardeners, we will be looking forward to lots of spring flowers next year!
Knit For Nature Adorns Dogwood
Today, Diane and Sally visited the Preserve to hang all the collected knitting on our dogwood tree. Dogwood berries are an important winter food source for many birds such as the northern mockingbird and American robin.
Susan made bird cards and facts to hang from the tree and they were merrily swaying on this very windy day. Many thanks to Diane, Sally and Susan and everyone who donated knitting for this fun and colorful project!
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!