LECTURES & CLASSES
Way Down Yonder on The Chattahoochee River
Tuesday September 19, 2023 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Chattahoochee River has long presented an obstacle and an opportunity to the people who have lived on its banks going back to 6,000BC The river was part of the dividing line between Native Groups as well as one of Georgia's boundries created through treaties with Native American groups. Come join local historian Clarke Otten as he provides a fascinating glimpse into the many groups that have lived on the banks of the Chattahoochee.
This FREE event is geared towards Adults. Donations to FOLC are appreciated. Click HERE to register so we know how many to expect. Meet us in the Cottage.
The Birds of Lost Corner
Saturday September 23, 2023 8:30am-11:00am
Will you find your "Lifer" bird at Lost Corner? We hope you'll try.
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. Click HERE to register so we know how many to expect.
Dynamics of a Living River: The Chattahoochee
Tuesday September 26, 2023 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Chattahoochee is a small, but mighty river. It provides drinking water for over 2 million people, is a source for recreation for millions more and has unsurpassed natural beauty supporting countless types of wildlife and vegetation. The river also faces grave threats from pollution and development. Come listen to Master Naturalist Alan Toney describe all the ways that the river can clean itself and, more importantly, how we can help preserve this vital asset.
This FREE event is geared towards Naturalists, conservationists and anyone interested and concerned with the ecology of Sandy Springs. Donations to FOLC are appreciated. Click HERE to register so we know how many to expect. Meet us in the Cottage.
Yankees in Sandy Springs! How Ever Did They Get In? (Uncle Peter! My Smelling Salts!)
Tuesday October 10th 7:00pm-9:00pm
While no significant Civil War battles were fought in Sandy Springs, the area was greatly impacted by the over 60,000 invading Union troops who rested and resupplied here before their final march on Atlanta. Come join local historian Clarke Otten as he gives us great insights into these harrowing times and the important role Sandy Springs played using letters and other documents from local citizens of that time.
This is a FREE event geared towards Adults. Donations to FOLC are appreciated. Click HERE to register so we know how many to expect.
Whoooo's That Hooting?: Owls of Lost Corner
October 17, 2023 7:00pm-8:30pm
Owls are intriguing creatures who capture the interest and attention of everyone. These mysterious and wise-looking birds are unique and have many secrets that most people don’t know! Roseanne Guerra, Master Birder and Audubon lecturer, will delve deep into the fascinating details of the owls that live all around us. Following the talk, she will lead us in an owl prowl with the hopes of seeing these amazing birds on the trails of the Preserve! Bring a flashlight! This is a FREE event for adults and kids over the age of 10 accompanied by an adult. Donations to FOLC are appreciated. Click HERE to register so we know how many to expect.
The Wolves of Yellowstone: Lessons on Restoring & Maintaining a Healthy Ecosystem
November 14, 2023 7:00pm-8:30pm
By the 1980’s the ecology of Yellowstone was badly out of balance. In 1995 gray wolves were reintroduced as a possible solution. The results were immediate and spectacular. We'll explore all the changes that followed including the return of the beaver and the aspen, as well as the relationship forged between ravens and wolves. Master Naturalist Alan Toney will help us see the transformation and tell us how it is going now 28 years later. Click HERE to register so we know how many to expect. This is a FREE event. Your donations to FOLC are appreciated.