Upcoming Events

Learning to Be Snake Safe Program & Hike
October 14th, 2017

Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, snakes are a necessary part of nature, helping to control many rodent populations. Topics will include snake habitats, how to tell the difference between venomous & non-venomous snakes, and what NOT to do if you come across a snake in the wild or in your yard.

Presenters will be Georgia Reptile Society members Joey & Tammy Casey and Erin Zaballa, GRS Education Coordinator and Preserve Education Assistant. They will bring several native and exotic snake species to view and touch. Programs will be presented at 10:30 & 11:30 am and 12:30 & 1:30 pm

The Preserve will be open 10 am – 5 pm for hiking on your own; a fun craft & interactive educational materials are available for kids ages 3-11.

Admission is $3 per person/max $10 per family or FREE to members and includes parking & hiking.

Visitors may hike one of the Preserve’s three trails that range in length from a stroll of .25 mi to a 1.7 mi loop trail around the lake. Leashed dogs are welcome, but the trails do not accommodate strollers. Please arrive no later than 4 pm so you will have time to finish your hike before we close.


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Explore Nature Saturday: Insect Scavenger Hunt
November 11th, 2017

Come explore the trails at the Preserve! Three trails offer options for hiking (.25 mi to 1.75mi), all around or near the 10-acre lake. You can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Lake Pavilion or at the Learning Shed. Bring family, friends, or even your leashed dog.

This month's program emphasis: Insect Scavenger Hunt. Guidebooks available to take on the trail & posters at the Learning Shed will help you learn to identify common insects & their habitats. Kids will be able to complete an Insect Scavenger Hunt with prizes. 

Hiking is on your own, but a Preserve educator will be onsite to answer questions and provide educational tools for you to take on the trail. Kids can check out Adventure Backpacks to use on the trail and there will be a fun craft at the Learning Shed. 

Admission is $3 per person/maximum $10 per family, free to Preserve members.

Explore Nature Saturdays are part of our program of monthly access to the Preserve on the 2nd Sat of each month.


10:00 AM - 5:00 AM