Seasonal Nature and Animal Encounters

Elachee Seasonal Programs

FEBRUARY: Great Backyard Bird Count 2018

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: 8-11 a.m., Saturday, February 17, 2018 DETAILS
RAIN DATE: 8-11 a.m., Sunday, February 18, 2018
Location: Elachee Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake DIRECTIONS

MARCH: Raptor Fest 2018

See flight demonstrations, birds of prey programs and enjoy birding activities, crafts, food and more. DETAILS
2018 Event Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

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
    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, 10 a.m. to 2 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 2017

Enjoy a day of celebrating trees, joining a guided tree identification hike, hear a special guest speaker and purchase a quality tree to plant in your yard. Sponsored by Fockele Garden Co.
Event Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 LEARN MORE 
Location: Elachee Visitor Center

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