Mother Nature Shows Off
Natural Encounters for Campers
Mother Nature has certainly shared her bounty with children attending Camp Elachee this summer! It’s highly unusual for anyone to witness some of these miracles in action, but oh, so ironically delightful for children attending a nature-based summer day camp.
Campers encountered a newborn fawn while hiking in Chicopee Woods.
WATCH VIDEO of this Dung Beetle campers witnessed as it busily rolled its ‘find’ to a safe spot in the weeds.
Unbelievably, campers happened upon this Eastern Box Turtle building a nest and saw her lay her eggs!
From a safe distance, campers watched as Honeybees from Elachee's demonstration bee hive exhibit staged a false start swarm before returning safely to the hive.
Other Rare Sights
If you're lucky, Hummingbirds will grace your garden or yard each summer during their migration through the area. Do these birds ever rest?
Photographer Joe Berry, a recent Elachee Georgia Master Naturalist Program graduate, has documented his rare discovery of a Hummingbird nest. Elachee is grateful to skilled professionals, like Joe, who are willing to share their extraordinary nature encounters!
As another reminder to pay attention to the ground beneath your feet, Eagle Scout and Camp Elachee Counselor-in-Training Nick Harkins spotted this Copperhead nestled among the underbrush along the hiking trails in Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. Read the Elachee blogs on Snake Tips and how to Recognize Venomous Snakes.
Share Your Nature Photos
We would love to see what Mother Nature reveals to you! Email your high resolution photo with a brief story about the nature encounter to firstname.lastname@example.org.