Phinizy Nature Park Announces Fall Events

WNRR Augusta: (PNP Press Release)

Full Moon Hike

Saturday, August 16, 9-11pm

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park comes alive by the light of the full moon!  Join Academy staff in search of animals such as owls, frogs, beavers, and bats by nature’s brightest night light.  The hike lasts two hours and may cover up to 2½ miles.  Contribution:  $5 Academy members, $8 Academy nonmembers. Registration Deadline: August 14.  Call 706-828-2109 to register.

 

Family Discovery Series: Midsummer’s Night Hike

Thursday, August 21, 7:30pm

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Join Academy staff as we hike through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park’s constructed wetlands in hopes of hearing a frog chorus serenading  the arrival of night.  Enjoy the beautiful display of light from the setting sun and catch a glimpse of some of the animals that call the park home.  The Pfizer Pavilion will be open at 6:30pm for those that would like to bring a picnic dinner.  The program will begin at 7:30pm.  $3 donation per family suggested.  Advance reservations not necessary.  Call 706-828-2109 for more information.

 

Nature Photography: General Instruction

Saturday, Sept. 6, 9-11am

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Don’t miss this general workshop on basic nature photography, lens choice, film, and composition hosted by Ed Belinski.  Bring any photography equipment you already have.  The natural setting serves as a unique backdrop for breathtaking photos.  Contribution:  $5 Academy members, $8 Academy nonmembers.  Registration Deadline: September 4.  Class size is limited, sign up today!  Call 706-828-2109 to register.

 

Swamp Saturday Training

Saturday, Sept. 6, 9am-1pm

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Love sharing nature with others?  Looking for an outdoor volunteer opportunity?  This four-hour training session will teach you to lead Swamp Saturday hikes through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.  Free. RSVP to 706-828-2109 by Sept. 4.

 

Fall Migration Bird Walk

Saturday, September 13, 8-11am

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Enjoy a crisp fall morning on a walk through the Nature Park as we search for fall migrants as well as arriving winter residents. Many of the birds, known as “confusing fall warblers,” are difficult to identify at this time.  Join an experienced birder on an adventurous hunt.  Cost: $3  Academy members, $5  Academy nonmembers Register by: September 10.  Call 706-828-2109 to register.

 

Family Discovery Series: An Inside Look at Augusta’s Water Use

Thursday, September 18, 6pm

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

From drinking water to waste water, Allen Saxon, Augusta’s Assistant Utilities Director, presents how we use water in the CSRA.

The Pfizer Pavilion will be open at 5pm for those that would like to bring a picnic dinner.  The program will begin at 6pm.  $3 donation per family suggested. Call 706-828-2109 for more information.

 

Family Discovery Series:The Savannah, A Holistic View

Thursday, October 16, 6pm

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy’s own Dr. Oscar Flite presents recent research on the total health of the complex Savannah River.

The Pfizer Pavilion will be open at 5pm for those that would like to bring a picnic dinner.  The program will begin at 6pm.  $3 donation per family suggested. Call 706-828-2109 for more information.

 

Nature Photography: Up Close and Personal

Saturday, November 1, 9-11am

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

You’ll see the outdoors with brand new eyes after attending Ed Belinski’s workshop on Nature Photography Close Ups.  Bring tripod, film, camera, and any equipment you already have.  Contribution:  $5 Academy members, $8 Academy nonmembers.  Registration Deadline: October 30.  Class size is limited, sign up today!  Call 706-828-2109 to register.

 

Dawn Walk

Saturday, November 8, 5:30am

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Experiencing sunrise at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is beyond comparison.  Don’t miss the sight of light barely filtering through Spanish moss and the sound of the land coming alive with scampering wildlife, owls and other birds.  We know it’s early, but you won’t regret it!  Contribution:  $3 Academy members,  $5  nonmembers Registration Deadline:  November  6.  Call 706-828-2109 to register.

 

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