Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Festival @ Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve [Sept 26]

Saturday, September 26 
5 - 9 pm 
20th Anniversary Harvest Festival 
at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve
  • music by the Reagor Brothers Band
  • crafts and activities for kids
  • bonfire and s’mores
  • bake sale by Girl Scout Troop 12580
  • food available for purchase from the Streatery food truck (100% beef franks, pork, beef, and chicken sausages, & veggie dogs)
  • beer from Three Taverns Brewery for those with a CSNP beer glass
To purchase tickets, go to the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve website. Advance tickets are $12.50 for adults (includes beer glass) and $5 for children (no glass, sorry kids!). At the door, it's cash only: $15 for adults, $5 for children.

The  Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve is an urban oasis located at 2580 Pine Bluff Dr., Decatur, GA 30033. It was featured in Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests: Intown and Out.

Late summer is a great time to visit and see wildflowers in bloom on the outer loop of the trail. Here are some views from about a week ago.

Seedbox flower...
...and its namesake seed box. Each seed capsule is about 1/4" wide.
Tip the seed box and tiny seeds tumble out of the opening like salt from of a salt shaker. 
Web worm moth on a goldenrod.
Cardinal flower.
A small white morning glory surrounded by joe pie weed.
Asiatic dayflower lasts as long as the name implies.
Also known as mouse ears.
Late in the season, a few jewelweeds are still blooming
Sowing next year's wildflowers...