Lost Corner Community Activities

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Lost Corner Preserve is one of Sandy Springs' newest parks. 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

Master Gardener Lectures

AGES 18+ - Friends of Lost Corner is pleased to host the North Fulton Master Gardeners’ Spring Lecture Series at the Lost Corner Cottage. The North Fulton Master Gardeners and the UGA Extension in Fulton County will conduct the classes for Sandy Springs homeowners.

Mondays, Time: 7-8:30 pm

March 5 – Lawn Care

March 12 – Basics of Vegetable Gardening

March 26 – Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

April 16 – Establishing & Growing Perennials

April 30 – Container Gardening

May 14 – Maintaining & Pruning Shrubs & Roses

Instructor: North Fulton Master Gardeners

Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 8/40

Cost: $5.00 suggested donation to FOLC

Pre-registration requested: http://friendsoflostcorner.org  

Native Plants for Your Yard

AGES 12+ – Learn about the plants most at home here, and how you can capitalize on the many benefits they offer.  Uniquely adapted to our soils and weather, native plants are often drought-tolerant and provide the food and shelter needed by the birds and animals that call Georgia – and Lost Corner Preserve – home.  The variety, durability and beauty of native plants ensure there are some you’ll want to add your landscape.

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7-8:00 pm

Instructor: Diana Wood, Master Gardener
Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 5/40 (Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
 $10 suggested donation to FOLC, Pre-registration requested http://friendsoflostcorner.org

Pass Along Plant Swap

AGES 12+ – Are your hostas taking over your garden?  Have you always wanted some bearded iris to line your pathway? Here is your chance to dig up those quickly multiplying plants and swap them for some new exciting ones!  Diana Wood, FOCL’s master gardener extraordinaire, will be on hand giving advice on what to plant in that shady spot or that sunny corner of your garden.  Come enjoy a morning of exchanging plants and meeting fellow gardeners!  A perfect way to spend a spring morning!

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Instructor: Diana Wood, Master Gardener
Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 5/40 (Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
 $10 suggested donation to FOLC, Pre-registration requested https://friendsoflostcorner.org


Pollination Celebration

ALL AGES –  Learn how to bring on the bees, cater, to the hummers, and entice butterflies! Pollination Celebration is a one-day educational experience for all ages! Event will feature guest speakers, exhibits and kids activities! Friends of Lost Corner (FOLC) will also have plants for sale. This is a rain or shine event.  While we do love pets, please do not bring them to Pollination Celebration.

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
 Suggested donations to FOLC $10/family $5/individual are appreciated

More info: http://friendsoflostcorner.org   



History of Sandy Springs Lecture Series and Lost Corner Preserve Open House Tours

AGES12+ –  Join us at Lost Corner Preserve when Sandy Springs Historian Clarke Otten will give a series of lectures on the history of Sandy Springs and Alan Toney, Soil and Water Conservationist will give lectures on the History of the Chattahoochee. 

All Sunday lectures take place 3-4:00 pm. All Thursday lectures take place 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 4 & Sunday April 8, 2018

Secret History of Lost Corner

Learn the secret history of this unique property and about the previous owners and how they helped to shape the Sandy Springs area.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 
Chattahoochee River Crossings
The river predates even the earliest natives to our area, 6,000 BC.  It has long presented a barrier and an opportunity to those who live on its banks.  Many have made a name for themselves by meeting that challenge.  Some of those names persist today.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
History of the Roswell Road
Long before the advent of the automobile and today’s road networks, the railroad was the answer to hauling anything long distance.  Sandy Springs had a railroad passing through it before the community was even called Sandy Springs.  From the banks of the Chattahoochee to Chamblee, then known as Roswell Junction, our community had rail service for over 40 years.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Oldest House in Sandy Springs
Come learn about oldest house in Sandy Springs, the Mitchell-Tiller House.  The story of this house reflects the changing face of our community and reflects the history of our area.  A fascinating story of the families that called this house home since the early 1800s.

Sunday, March 4 and May 6, 2018
History of the Chattahoochee
Explore the history of the Chattahoochee as Alan Toney talks 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. 

All Sunday Open House Tours take place 4-5:00 pm.

Sunday, Feb 4, March 4, April 8 and May 6, 2018

Open House Tours

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.
Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants:
5/40 (participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
$5.00 suggested donation to FOLC
Pre-registration requested: 


Birding at Lost Corner Preserve

Wildlife sanctuaries and bird watching opportunities exist throughout Sandy Springs and they’re just steps away from the City’s busy streets.
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Bird Walks at Morgan Falls Overlook Park

AGES 6+ – Join the Atlanta Audubon Society for family friendly guided bird walks along the trails at Overlook Park. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by adult.

Winter Bird Walk on Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

The last month of winter will offer opportunities to see waterfowl and eagles. 

Spring Bird Walk on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Opportunities to look for spring migrants and the arrival of summer nesting species. 


Backyard Birding at Lost Corner Preserve

Join us at Lost Corner Preserve and learn about Backyard Birding from a local birding expert! Each information program is followed by an optional short hike.

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Learn about the top 10 common birds in Atlanta

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
All about Bluebirds
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
How to maximize your bird feeder. 

Instructor: Atlanta Audubon Society    

Min/Max Participants: 6/20
Cost: Free; Pre-registration requested  


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