Seasonal Nature and Animal Encounters

Elachee Seasonal Programs

FEBRUARY: Great Backyard Bird Count

Join us for an Elachee birding hike to 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 2019 details to come.

MARCH: Raptor Fest

See flight demonstrations, birds of prey programs and enjoy birding activities, crafts, food and more. Get details about Raptor Fest 2018. Details to come for the 2019 event.

APRIL: Earth Day 2018

  • 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. DETAILS and REGISTRATION
    Event Date: Saturday Morning, April 21, 2018
    ​Race Start/Finish Location: Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot
  • Spring 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 21, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
    Location: Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot

SEPTEMBER: Snake Day 2018

Join us for a festival of all things reptilian featuring exotic and native species, sponsored by Tipton Construction Company. 
Event Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 LEARN MORE
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

OCTOBER: Elachee Tree Day 2018

Enjoy a day of celebrating trees. Details to come.

Recurring Special Event

MONTHLY: 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