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It's for the Birds!!

Tuesday February 27, 2024 7:00pm-8:30pm

How to Maximize Your Bird Feeder

Fall is almost here, and birds are on the move! Sandy Springs is right in the middle of a major migratory path making it a great place to learn about local and visiting birds. Roseanne Guerra, Master Birder, will share her deep knowledge with us at Lost Corner Preserve. Come for a morning talk in the cottage followed by a walk on the trails where we can hear and see all the birds that surround us! Bring binoculars if possible.

This is a FREE event for adults and kids over 8 accompanied by an adult. Donations to FOLC are appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome but please click HERE to register so we know how many to expect.

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Tree Training and Pruning Workshop

Tuesday March 12, 2024 6:00pm-7:30pm

Pruning is an essential element to insuring the health and beauty of all trees and bushes, but the when, how and where are daunting for most of us. David Norton, City of Sandy Springs Landscape Manager, will tackle all of these issues and more in this interactive workshop. Together with Willie Park, the City of Sandy Springs Arborist, David will address when to prune, how to prune, which tools are best and how to use them effectively. After this workshop, we'll be ready to tackle pruning in our own yards and watch our plants flourish! This FREE workshop is geared towards adults and children over 12 accompanied by an adult. Donations to FOLC are appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome but please click HERE to register so we know how many to expect.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Essential Elements to Creating a Living Landscape

Saturday March 23rd, 2024 10:00am-12:00pm

The growing trend in landscaping that focuses on our yards as ecologically sustainable sources of life, offers each of us an opportunity to act to help repair our natural world. Join Laura Markson, a backyard naturalist from the nonprofit, Nurture Native Nature as she explores basic ways to heal our yards' ecosystems. Laura will share stories of the daily joy and wonder of experiencing nature in her own re-wilded yard. She will how us how the introduction of native plants and water sources encourage biodiversity. Wherever you are in your journey of creating a welcoming place for wildlife, Laura will inspire you to make a least one change in your own yard! The FREE event will include resources to get you started. This event is geared towards adults and children over 12 accompanied by an adult. Donations to FOLC are appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome but please click HERE to register so we know how many to expect.

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Going Batty!!

Tuesday April 9th 2024 7:00pm-8:30pm

Bats are weird, wonderful & often misunderstood but they are essential to a healthy ecosystem & play a big role in insect control, pollination & seed dispersal. Roseanne Guerra, a liaison with the Georgia Bat Working Group, will educates us about all things bats! Including which species live in Georgia & the many ways to attract these them to our yards! Roseanne Guerra is a Master Birder, Naturalist & Environmental Educator whose wildlife & education experience includes animal rehabilitation, performing in Zoo Atlanta’s free-flighted bird show and leading many bird walks for Georgia Audubon Society & numerous nature centers. Click HERE to register for this FREE event. Donations to FOLC are welcomed and appreciated. 

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Pollinator's Paradise

Saturday, May 4th, 2024 10:00am-12:00pm

Want to turn your garden into a pollinators paradise? Come join Ellen Honeycutt, the current Chair of the State Board of the Georgia Native Plant Society, as she shows us the importance of focusing on pollinators and how we can create a welcoming environment for them. Ellen, Chair of the State Board of the Georgia Native Plant Society, has been gardening with natives for over 20 years and is passionate about helping others to see the beauty, versatility, and ecological importance of Georgia’s native plants. Click HERE to register for this FREE event. Donations to FOLC are welcomed and appreciated.

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The Growth of Sandy Springs 1870-1960

Tuesday May 14th, 2024 7:00pm-8:30pm

The Civil War left Sandy Springs in economic shambles. Join Clarke Otten, local historian, as he recounts the evolution of Sandy Springs from a struggling agricultural area, to a summer playground for wealthy Atlantans, to a suburban bedroom community.

Local historian Clarke Otten, is the recipient of Sandy Springs Society’s “Spirit of Sandy Springs” award, served on the board of Friends of Lost Corner and worked extensively with Heritage Sandy Springs. Click HERE to register for this FREE event.

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Master Naturalist Alan Toney Speaks on Ecology

Date TBD

Master Naturalist Alan Toney brings his depth of knowledge to speak at the Cottage on ecology. More info to come including a link to register for this free lecture.

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