EMBRACING THE GREAT OUTDOORS YEAR-ROUND AT A LOCAL NATURE CENTER

In the winter months, we don’t always think about doing a lot outside, but just because it’s a little brisk doesn’t mean we should ignore Mother Nature. Take, for instance, the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. This scenic, 30-acre patch of wilderness, conveniently tucked away off Roswell Road, is ripe for exploring no matter the time of year. And you can do just that at two regularly scheduled monthly events. The first is the Second Saturday Safari, an expert-led, hands-on experience centered around a particular topic. On Jan. 14, the focus will be on “Predators and Their Prey,” and on Feb. 11, the subject will be “Backyard Bird Count.” The second recurring event is the Full Moon Hike, a naturalist-guided walk through the preserve under the light of the moon and stars, taking place next on Jan. 13 and Feb. 10. A little “one with nature” never hurt anyone after the holiday season. – JB

Second Saturday Safari
Jan. 14 and Feb. 11
10-11:30 a.m.
adults $10, children $5, under 3 free

Full Moon Hike
Jan. 13 and Feb. 10
7-8 p.m.
adults & children $7, under 3 free
4055 Roswell Road N.E.
Atlanta 30342
404.345.1008
bhnp.org