Seasonal Nature and Animal Encounters

Great Backyard Bird Count 2017

Help collect data on local wild birds for this annual, weekend long online citizen-science project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. 
Elachee Birding Hike: 8-11 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017 DETAILS
Location: Elachee Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake

Raptor Fest 2017

Take a “selfie” with your favorite bird. See flight demonstrations, birds of prey programs and enjoy other birding activities, crafts, food and more. Sponsored by Liberty Utilities.
2017 Event Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017 DETAILS
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

Earth Day 2017 Trillium Trek Run & Walk

Lace up for this competitive race along the trails in Chicopee Woods that offers multiple courses for advanced racers or beginners, and a Kids Fun Run.
Event Date: Saturday Morning, April 22, 2017
Details: RACE DETAILS / REGISTER NOW

Earth Day 2017 Plant Sale

Buy unique perennials, broadleaf evergreens, wildflowers and ferns, many native to Georgia or native hybrids not available in your local garden center.
Event Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Location: Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot

Snake Day 2017

Join us for a festival of all things reptilian featuring exotic and native species, sponsored by Tipton Construction Company. 
Event Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017 Details to come.
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

Elachee Tree Festival 2017

Event Date: October 2017 Details to Come
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

Recurring Special Events

First Saturday Hikes 

The first Saturday of each month, hike and explore the Chicopee Woods with an experienced guide, and learn more about local native plants and animals. 
Hours: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Check-In/Register at the Elachee Visitor Center
Program Fee: $5 Adults/$3 Children (12 and under); Elachee Members FREE

Stars Over Elachee 

Learn to set up and use a telescope, then embark on a guided tour of the night sky to see the first quarter moon and bright seasonal stars. Most meaningful for adults and children 8+. 
Location: Elachee’s Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake
Learn More: Program Dates and Details