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Lost Corner Preserve is Sandy Springs' newest park. Through a partnership with Friends of Lost Corner, the City of Sandy Springs is offering the following recreational programs.


Sandy Springs Photography Club

Whether you are looking to improve your photography or simply want to begin using more than your camera’s automatic setting, join like-minded individuals at the Sandy Springs Photography Club. During our club meetings, we take a look at different types of digital SLR cameras and learn about their strengths and weaknesses. We cover the basic techniques of operating a camera and discuss the artistic principles that lead to great photographs. Intimidated? Don’t be! The goal of our club is to help you develop your abilities and we welcome complete beginners. Whatever your skill level, the club will help build your confidence as a photographer.

The club typically meets every second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Lost Corner Cottage.

Learn more about the Sandy Springs Photography Club and view upcoming meetings


The Worms Crawl In,  The Worms Crawl Out - Or How To Build A Worm Bin  

AGES 12+ – Did you know that worm castings are one of the richest natural fertilizers known.  It's a fact and the worms do most of the work!  This class will show you how to build a worm bin that can be placed outside in the shade or in your house under the kitchen sink, in the laundry room, basement or the garage. Composting doesn’t get more convenient than this and your plants will love it!

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10-11:30 am

Instructor: Diana Wood, Master Gardener
Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 4/25 (Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $10 suggested donation to FOLC, Pre-registration requested http://lostcornerpreserve.org 


Discover Nature Classes

Beautiful Bugs
Sunday, August 20, 2017, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Butterflies on a summer day; an evening filled with the sparkle of fireflies; Sandy Springs is home to some truly beautiful bugs. Kick back in the comfy arm chairs of the lovely Lost Corner Cottage as we admire a slide show and hear an informative lecture about our favorite bugs.

Cost: $10 per family or $5 per person

Fall Lecture Series

AGES 6+ –Join us at Lost Corner Preserve for our first Discover Nature fall lecture series. These family friendly informational sessions are designed to open Sandy Springs residents (and neighbors!) to the joy of nature right in their own back yards. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by adult.

Predator Animals of Sandy Springs
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Did you know there were once mountain lions and wolves in Sandy Springs?  Which Sandy Springs park boasts up to three bald eagles at a time?  Come learn about the apex animal predators in our area, including foxes, bobcats, owls, eagles, and even the occasional bear.  We will also discuss our newly-arrived coyotes and what to do if you encounter one. 
 
Bats!
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Our bats are facing a terrible, possibly extinction-causing disease: white-nose syndrome.  Learn about the fascinating bats that are common to our area and what is being done to save them – and how you can help too!   Bat box installation and tips will be covered as well.
Note: This program will be held at a special time, 5:30-7:00 p.m., to allow for sunset bat viewing over the Lost Corner gardens.
 
Common Owls of Georgia
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand!  We will learn about the four common types of owls found in our area, including their sounds.  Bring a headlamp or flashlight for an optional, short night hike to Falling Branch Creek, where we will look and listen for owls.  We also may spot a possum or two in the beautiful trees of Lost Corner Preserve.  No guarantees, but we did have a barred owl flyover last year!
 
Wildlife in Winter
Sunday, December 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot cocoa in a cozy armchair in the beautifully restored Lost Corner Cottage as we learn about Georgia wildlife in winter.  How do tiny birds survive an ice storm?  Do any of our local animals hibernate?  What happens to our butterflies and other insects?  How can you make your yard a winter haven?  Come learn about some of the amazing adaptations that allow our local wildlife to survive our Georgia winters.
 
Min/Max Participants: 6/35
Instructor: Roseanne Guerra
Cost: $10.00 per family, $5.00 per person
Location: Lost Corner Preserve, 7300 Brandon Mill Rd.
Info: 770-730-5600; registration.sandyspringsga.gov

 


Monthly History of Sandy Springs Lecture Series

 AGES 10+ - Join us at Lost Corner Preserve when Sandy Springs Historian Clarke Otten will give a series of lectures on the history of Sandy Springs.  
 
All lectures take place on Thursdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
 
September 7, 2017 
Indian trails and Pioneer Tales 6,000 BC to 1800 AD
Our community has been home to many people starting from a time referred to as the Archaic Period until today. In this session we will cover the various periods of development of the Native Americans through the first recorded European explorer (DeSoto), then through the changing landscape of Colonial development, and the expansion of Georgia to include what is now Sandy Springs. 
 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 
Oak Grove (Sandy Springs) in the Civil War 1861-1865
This session covers the little known story of the pivotal role our area played during the Civil War.  
Learn how our little community, for over a week, had a larger population than any city in the south except New Orleans.  While no significant battles occurred in Sandy Springs the area was greatly impacted by over 60,000 invading Union troops who rested and resupplied here before the final march on the city of Atlanta. 
 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 
Post-war Reconstruction to Bedroom Community 1870-1960
This session covers the period of slow recovery after the Civil War and the reestablishment of the farming community.  Watch as the area evolves from a struggling agricultural one into a playground retreat for some of Atlanta’s wealthiest families and then further into a bedroom community in the mid 1900’s.
 
Instructor: Clarke Otten, Sandy Springs Historian
Location: Lost Corner Preserve
Min/Max Participants: 5/40
Cost: $5 suggested donation to FOLC, Pre-registration requested http://lostcornerpreserve.org  

Secret History of Lost Corner and Open House Tours

AGES 12 AND UP – Join local historian Clarke Otten and learn the secret history of this unique property and about the previous owners and how they helped to shape the Sandy Springs area. Then visit with Friends of Lost Corner organization members and tour the early 20th century farmhouse complete with charming architectural touches inside including a large gas fireplace with built-in benches and detailed leaded glass windows.

History Lectures At Lost Corner Preserve And Open House Tours

AGES 12 + – Join us at Lost Corner Preserve for these Sunday afternoon history lectures held at the hidden gem of Sandy Springs.  
 
Sunday, September 17, 2017
3:00-4:00pm
Secret History of Lost Corner
Join historian Clarke Otten as he explores the history of this unique property and the contributions the owners made to the development of Sandy Springs.
 
Sunday, October 15, 2017
3:00-4:00pm
History of the Chattahoochee from Prehistoric times to the Water Wars
Join Alan Toney, the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor as he explores the history of the Chattahoochee.  He will talk about the character of the river in Prehistoric times, how the National Recreation Area came to be and the current tri-state dispute over water-use rights over the flow of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.
 
Sunday, September 17 and October 15, 2017
4-5:00 pm
Open Hour Tour
Visit the centerpiece of Lost Corner Preserve!  Join members of Friends of Lost Corner as they show off all of the lovely features of one of the hidden gems of Sandy Springs. This early 20th century farmhouse has charming architectural features including a large gas fireplace inside with built in benches and detailed leaded windows.
 
Location:
Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 5
/40 (participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost:
$5.00 suggested donation to FOLC
Pre-registration requested:
http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov


Birding at Lost Corner Preserve

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