National Trails Day

National Trails Day

June 2018 (Date TBA)
Mill Creek Nature Center
Buford, GA

Make plans to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd at MCNC. We’ll be getting our hands dirty by removing invasive, exotic privet from the wetland. This nasty plant chokes out our native vegetation and can quickly alter the natural landscape that our wildlife depends on. Thankfully, the ongoing efforts of our volunteers keep it at bay and continue the GWF mission to restore and rehabilitate our wildlife habitats.

If you can join us, meet at the Bird Watchers Supply Store (1999 Mall of Georgia Blvd #200, Buford, GA 30519) at 9 a.m. with bottled water, insect repellent, gloves, and hand tools such as pruners, loppers and clippers. As a special treat, at 11 a.m. we’ll enjoy a presentation by Susan Meyers from Monarch Across Georgia.

We had a lot of fun showing off our trails at Mill Creek Nature Center on Saturday, June 3, 2017, as we celebrated National Trails Day. The weather was great and everyone had the opportuiity to walk the one and one half miles of trails (both natural surface and boardwalk). The wetlands were full of water, and serveral species of birds and animals were observed. Two of our volunteers spotted a fawn – the first sighting of 2017. Our event photographer, Olin Batchelor saw a great blue heron catch and eat a frog in the wetlands. Thanks to all who came and participated. Also a special thanks to all the volunteers who donated their time and efforts! Photos by Olin Batchelor, Suzy Downing, and Dale Higdon

Please email Hank Ohme, hohme@gwf.org, to register.

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