Bluebonnets To Peaches


A trip to the Nature Center!
July 29, 2008, 2:15 pm
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Yesterday we visited the Chattachoochee Nature Center and it is an awesome place!  The CNC contains many trails to walk along with interesting information along the way.  There is a beautiful butterfly garden that is maintained by a group of volunteer master garderners!  Many of the trails wrap around ponds and you can even take a canoe out on the pond or down the Chattachoochee (no, we didn’t take a canoe out :). 

Here are a few of the pictures I took:

The Chattahoochee River

The Chattahoochee River

You can also choose a backpack loaded with educational goodies for FREE!  The program is sponsored by a federal grant.  You can choose one of 4 different backpacks, we chose the amphibian pack.  It was loaded with books about frogs and salamanders, a cd player with a cd of frog calls, frog life cycle models, frog chorus activity, coloring sheets and nice crayons (not cheap, broken ones)!

This was a fun and inexpensive morning out ($5 adults, $2 for children).  We will probably go back sometime, but next time I will pack a lunch to enjoy and then we can stay longer.  They have a fun calendar that you can view at their website including animal encounters and “night hikes” in October!

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I am surprised that someone has told us exactly what species butterfly is in the picture.

Comment by John

Okay, Mr. Smartie, I just got this read today. The first butterfly is the monarch, as you well know. The second is a tiger swallowtail that you, too, can see at http://www.images.on.ca/JayC/jc_g1index.htm. I found a website just for your ardent perusal. 🙂 I would love to go to the CNC when I make it there with the kids! Miss you both!

Comment by feltsdia

Whoa!!! Who said you could come??? The kids and husband are fine but you can’t come until the dungeon is done. haha

Comment by John

What? I’m the Queen! Don’t you know that? The good one, too, not the evil one…unless you get on my bad side…you better watch it…

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