Seasonal Nature and Animal Encounters

Elachee Seasonal Programs

FEBRUARY: Great Backyard Bird Count

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.

MARCH: Raptor Fest

See flight demonstrations, birds of prey programs and enjoy birding activities, crafts, food and more. DETAILS

APRIL: Trillium Trek Trail Run & Walk

Run wild along the trails in Chicopee Woods in the half-marathon or the 5K run/walk. DETAILS 
Event Date: Saturday Morning, April 13, 2019
​Race Start/Finish Location: Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot

APRIL: Spring Plant Sale

Find a diverse selection plants native to Georgia or that are native hybrids not available in your local garden center. Offering unique perennials, broadleaf evergreens, wildflowers and ferns, along with a selection of annuals.
Plant Sale Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. to Noon (no pre-sales)
Location: Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot


Saturday, September 14, 2019, come out to Elachee for a festival of all things reptilian featuring exotic and native species of snakes, tortoises, turtles, lizards, frogs and toads. DETAILS

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