When: October 3, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
EXPLORE YOUR BACKYARD WITH MAINSPRING AND THE MACON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
On the first Thursday of the month, take a casual 1 mile stroll with a naturalist! Join Skye as we amble through a meadow, along Cartoogechaye Creek, and in a mixed oak forest, learning about and appreciating our wild neighbors along the way. We’ll notice how this space changes with the seasons, and answer any questions you have about the outdoors. Some of the topics we have discussed in the past include tree ID, edible plants, lichens, and invasive plants!
This event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required to attend. Just bring yourself, your water bottle, and your curiosity! We’ll meet in the fireplace/living room space in the library, then hit the trails. The walk will take about an hour and a half and is on a variety of trails, from the narrow and sloped trails behind the library to the wide and flat Little Tennessee River Greenway.
For questions, please email Skye. This event is weather-dependent.
January 4th, 4:00pm-5:30pm
February 1st, 4:00pm-5:30pm
March 7th, 4:30pm-6:00pm
April 4th, 5:00pm-6:30pm
May 2nd, 5:00pm-6:30pm
June 6th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
July 3rd, 5:30pm-7:00pm** (Wednesday)
August 1st, 5:30pm-7:00pm
September 5th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
October 3rd, 5:00pm-6:30pm
November 7th, 4:00pm-5:30pm
December 5th, 3:30pm-5:00pm
MEET YOUR NATURALIST
As Mainspring’s Conservation Outreach Associate, Skye (she/her) inspires communities to engage and connect with nature. She holds a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maine, and has experience in animal husbandry, wildlife research, and conservation communication. She is especially passionate about mosses, fungi, trees, and salamanders.