Autrey Mill Nature Preserve has Wild Weekend

Events coincide with Earth Day

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Celebrate Earth Day Saturday, May 3, with Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center as it holds its annual Wild Weekend, a celebration of all things wild.

Rain or shine, this event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities are free with paid admission of only $5 per person.

• A birds of prey program featuring raptors from Amicalola Falls State Park will start the day. Drop by anytime from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about these beautiful and interesting creatures.

• Wild Weekend will feature “Farmer Sue and the ArtBarn Crew from Morning Glory Farm, where good things grow.” Sue will be bringing a bunch of her barnyard buddies for a Wild Weekend, and will be out from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Attendees will also get to meet Pebbles, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center’s African spurred tortoise.

• Participants will also take part in a variety of activities including educational demonstrations, fun animal-themed games, crafts, interactive learning stations and s’mores. Children under 3 years old are free.

Plan on staying the day, enjoy lunch from one of the food truck vendors that will be available, and then enjoy a s’more at the campfire.

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center is on 46 acres of woodlands and wetlands in the Johns Creek area. Open year round, Autrey Mill offers opportunities for visitors to explore nature and historical buildings from Johns Creek.

Autrey Mill offers a variety of programs, including special events like Wild Weekend, daily classes of nature- and history-based curriculum for all ages, public programs, summer camps, field trips and a natural history museum featuring both native and exotic animals. For more information, please visit the website at www.autreymill.org.

JC 04-17-14