Another reblog from 365 Atlanta Family…
Had a very busy weekend here and didn’t have much of a chance to Get Out! beyond spending last night in my hammock between a couple of trees. I saw this post and it reminded me of trips to Fernbank Forest and field trips to Fernbank Science Center as a kid. Interested in taking a nature walk in an urban oasis? Check out Fernbank Forest.
Did you know that Fernbank Museum of Natural History was actually created in order to preserve Fernbank Forest, the 65 acres of forest that sits in their backyard? Fernbank Science Center leased the forest for about five years, and in 2012 ownership and maintenance reverted back to the Natural History Museum. Because of on-going conservation efforts, self-guided tours are not available, but Bird Walks and Guided Nature Walks are regularly on the calendar. You will see breathtaking woodlands, wild critters, and historic ruins. Today, you can select from the day time or night time (oooohhh, cool!) tour, suitable for kids 8 and older.
Can’t make a scheduled visit? Did you know Deepdene Park and Dellwood Park on Ponce de Leon are owned by Fernbank, as well? You can walk these parks at your leisure.
Looking for more ideas for family fun in Atlanta? Check out our 365 Atlanta Family Calendar
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