Forsyth County libraries offer ‘Backyard and Beyond’ lecture series

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Public Library has partnered with the Forsyth County Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners and the UGA Cooperative Extension to provide a special fall series of lectures called “Backyard and Beyond.” This free adult series focuses on natural resources and the world of wonder in county residents’ backyards. Lectures will be given at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, Oct. 29 and Nov. 4, at participating libraries. Topics will be covered such as “Keeping Your Backyard Flock Healthy,” “Beautiful, Bountiful Birds” and “Bats: Truths and Myths.”

Registration is requested for these lectures. To register, visit www.forsythpl.org or call 770-781-9840.

Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road:

On Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network veterinarian Dr. Doug Anderson will present “Keeping Your Backyard Flock Healthy.” He will share the necessary steps to take to keep backyard pets disease-free.

Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Road:

On Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m., Master Naturalist Jackie Grote will present “Beautiful, Bountiful Birds.” She will share tips on luring songbirds to your landscape.

Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road:

On Monday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m., Master Gardener Joan Harbin will present “Bats: Truths and Myths.” She will help participants untangle the truths and myths of these unique creatures.