Afternoon Session:

Native Nature

March 5, March 12, March 19, April 2, 2021
12:30pm - 2:00pm

AGENDA

Friday, March 5, 2021

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Trees of DNC

Join Environmental Education Director Holly Loscavio as she leads us on a stroll around DNC, teaching all about trees! Holly will point out her favorite natives, how to ID common trees of the area, and point out some of our more rare specimens. There are many ways to identify a tree: the leaves, the bark, branching patterns, fruit, and more! By the end of the hour, you will have the tools to be a tree expert, too!

Holly Loscavio, Environmental Education Director, Dunwoody Nature Center

Friday, March 12, 2021

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Native Gardening for Pollinators

Native plants add life to the garden because they evolved with our native insects. When you add native plants, you’re adding the possibility of seeing more butterflies, bees, and birds. Ellen Honeycutt with the Georgia Native Plant Society will talk about plants that you can add to your garden for spring, summer, and fall blooms as well as important host plants for butterflies.

Ellen Honeycutt, President of GA Native Plant Society

Friday, March 19, 2021

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Spring Birding

Grab your binoculars (or borrow some of ours!) because we are looking for birds! Spring is a wonderful time to go birding at Dunwoody Nature Center. Our resident birds are active, looking for food, calling to mates, and enjoying the return of the leaves and flowers. Migratory birds will be passing through the area on the way back to their summer homes. This is the perfect time of year to see a wide variety of birds! This 1.5 hour stroll will be led by Master Birder Rose Guerra, an expert at spotting and identifying birds of the area. Join us to see what we can spot! 

Rose Guerra, Master Birder, Georgia Audubon Society

Friday, April 2, 2021

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Know Your Watershed

The health of our creek is determined by a number of factors–activity of neighbors, storm water, pollution, presence of wildlife, just to name a few. Our creek directly contributes to the health of our watershed as a whole! In this 1.5 hour class, we will look up close at the health of Wildcat Creek, testing different aspects of water quality, and discussing what we do with the information we gain.  

Chattahoochee Riverkeepers