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After our long, hot summer, it’s good to know that cooler weather ahead is the Prime Time to add new plants to our landscape! Cooler temperatures will give your new plants a chance to get roots established before the stress of our next long, hot summer! We have chosen plants that will add color and fruit to your landscape. The plants we’re offering are almost all natives and also some “worthy non-natives.” Be sure to choose your planting location according to the light requirements given and dig the hole 2 times as wide as your container. Add soil conditioner if needed. Loosen up the roots in the root ball and then set it in the hole at or above the soil level of its planting container. After backfilling the hole, tamp dirt lightly with your hands to remove all air pockets, and then water thoroughly. These steps will encourage rapid root growth and plant establishment. Remember, The Master Gardeners will be glad to answer any questions you have at plant pick up! Thank you for supporting our Dunwoody Nature Center.
Just when you thought summer camp season was over - we are bringing it back! Our Fall Break Camp - Endless Summer will be held Thursday, Friday and Monday October 6,7 &10. You have the option to attend all three days or just one or two days of camp - whichever is most convenient for you. During our camp days we will be offering all our campers favorite activities of the summer - creek day (depending on weather), hikes, crafts, and games all while learning about nature! We will be offering both full day camps for current Kindergarteners through 5th Grade, as well as our half-day camp options for preschoolers ages 3&4.
Join us on October 15th for our inaugural Art in the Park event, “Hoos in the Forest,” sponsored by Oldcastle, Inc. This event will feature the whimsical creations of artist Salley McInerney who uses naturally found materials to create approximately 20 “creatures” that will be on display throughout the trails and in the meadow of Dunwoody Park.
The opening reception will begin with a 10:00 a.m. artist’s talk, followed by a creature tour; docent led tour, creature and creature cabin building workshops, as well as a “poetry on demand” component. Lunch and beverages for the reception will be provided by Village Burger.
To help tie in to the installation, which runs through November 15th, visitors will be encouraged to share their pictures on social media using the hashtag #hoosintheforest. Visitors will also be able to vote on their favorite creature, either in person or through social media, and one lucky winner will receive a free two year membership to the Nature Center.