Fall Programming at Lost Corner Preserve

Post Date:08/19/2019

Located on 24 acres of beautiful woodlands and nature trails, Lost Corner Preserve has become destination for nature lovers and history buffs. This fall, the popular park will transform its tastefully renovated cottage into a classroom for gardening enthusiasts, and its beautifully maintained trails and grounds will become an outdoor studio for visitors wanting to tap into their own creativity.

 

Fall Gardening

You do not have to be a “master gardener” to participate in the Master Gardener series, but you might aspire to become one if you do! The North Fulton Master Gardeners with the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County are conducting a series of free classes for homeowners. Each class emphasizes practical activities, at the time of year that is best suited for successful gardening with reasonable effort and cost.  All classes take place on Monday evenings in the Cottage at Lost Corner Preserve from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: Donations appreciated

Here is the list of classes:

  • August 26: Create a Fall Vegetable Garden
  • September 9: Lawn Care for Fall and Winter
  • September 23: Gardening in the Shade
  • October 7: Composting at Home
  • October 14: All About Bulbs
  • October 28: Fall in Georgia – The Best Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • November 4: Gardens of the North Fulton Master Gardeners: Finding Gardening Inspiration Through Shared Ideas

To register: visit the Friends of Lost Corner Preserve’s website  (www.friendsoflostcorner.org)


Grow it! Cook it! Eat it!

Date: Saturday, September 7  from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rain Date: Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Children ages 7-10 are invited to come harvest vegetables and herbs from the children’s plot in the community garden!  This program will include a short overview of how to plant and care for a garden and how long different vegetables and herbs take to grow.  Harvested produce is sent to the basement of the cottage for cooking. Participants will be able to taste the fruits of their labor and enjoy a meal in the pole shed at Lost Corner!  Cost: $15 per child

To register: visit the Friends of Lost Corner Preserve’s website  (www.friendsoflostcorner.org)

 

Art in the Park

Photography Club

Whether you are looking to improve your photography or want to begin using more than your camera’s automatic setting, join like-minded individuals at the Sandy Springs Photography Club. Whatever your skill level, the club will help build your confidence as a photographer. The club meets the first Tuesday evening of each month from 6-8 p.m. and is open to ages 14 and up.

This fall the dates are September 3, October 1, and November 5.   Cost: Free

To see the topics for the scheduled classes, follow along on Facebook spr.gs/photographyclub

 

Fairy House – Gnome Home

Date: Saturday, October 19  from  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All you need to bring to this Kid Focused/Adult Friendly event is your imagination and creativity!  Drop in to Lost Corner Preserve between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., pick up a building permit, and let the Friends of Lost Corner staff help you find the perfect building site. All fairy houses and gnome homes must be created with items found in nature.  Bins of natural materials will be available to use.  Feathers, leaves, seed pods, acorns, bark and pine cones are just the beginning.  Bring natural items you have collected as well.  Walk the trails, bring a bagged lunch and enjoy a magical day at Lost Corner Preserve!  Cost: $10 per family (limit 3 children)

To register: visit the Friends of Lost Corner Preserve’s website  (www.friendsoflostcorner.org)

 

Plein Air Art Exhibit

Date: Sunday, October 20  from noon – 5 p.m.

The excitement and creativity of the Fairy House and Gnome Home event is captured as it happens by the plein air artists from the Grandview Gallery/Atlanta Artists Center.  These unique, one-of-a-kind creations will be on display and for sale on Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Lost Corner Preserve cottage. Plein Air is a term used by artists to describe the art of capturing subjects outside in natural light, free from the confines of the studio. Cost: Donations appreciated.

 

Nature Walks and Talks

Watershed Walk & Talk – Watershed Discovery

Date: Tuesday, September 10  from 10 a.m. to noon

This walk and talk program series will discuss the features of the Marsh Creek-Chattahoochee River Watershed and how water quality programs can engage citizens in improving the health of the Chattahoochee River. Grab your boots and meet us at the covered shelter for some fun!   Ages range: 10+ Cost: Free

Registration at registration.sandyspringsga.gov https://registration.sandyspringsga.gov/

Geology of Sandy Springs Walk & Talk

Date: September 19 from 6:30– 8:45 p.m.

Instructor Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia

The hills and hollows of Sandy Springs, its vistas of the Chattahoochee, and even its name, are tied to its geologic past. Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, will lead a gentle walk to start the program. Participants will get to see the geological wonders located at Lost Corner. Following the walk is the slide lecture: Rocks, Rejuvenation, and Ridges: The Geology of Sandy Springs. No prior geology knowledge is assumed for the walk or talk.  Age range: 10+   Cost: Free – Book available for purchase for $24 plus tax


Nature Scavenger Hunt and Acorn Necklace Craft at Lost Corner Preserve

Date: Friday October 18  from 9-10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a naturalist-guided fall nature walk and scavenger hunt on the trails at Lost Corner Preserve.  Create a sparkly acorn necklace using an acorn from the majestic “Peggy’s Oaks”, which are hundreds of years old. Cost: Free

 

Watershed Walk & Talk – Microinvertebrates

Date: Tuesday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to noon

Did you know that there is a whole world of bugs in our streams that can tell us a lot about how clean the water is?  We will spend our time sampling the creek for insects that scientists use to connect biodiversity in the ecosystem with the amount of pollutants in the stream.  Join us for some invertebrate inquiry!  Ages 10+ Cost: Free

Registration at registration.sandyspringsga.gov

 

For more information on these and other Recreation and Parks programming, visit registration.sandyspringsga.gov.  

 


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