Peachtree City to walk with the birds

April 8, 2013 by  

As the poster printing and leaflet printing about the place has no doubt been squawking about, this weekend will see a great treat for Peachtree City nature lovers. Sams Lake Sanctuary will host a spring Bird Walk, with many expected to attend.

The walk will be guided by experienced fieldsman Brock Hutchins of the Atlanta Audubon Society, so guests are sure to be in good hands as he takes them under his wing.

The popular wetland reserve was originally given to the Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) back in 1995. However, it was not until just five years ago that the works to turn it into the scenic area it is today were completed.

Today, ponds and specially constructed nest sites have been created. The result is a massive population of native birds, and many migrating species too. Anyone attending the day is urged to bring their binoculars, which could help them see blue herons, hawks, and egrets among many others spectacular avian creatures.

Birds are the only animals to look out for, however. Visitors are also likely to see armadillos, beavers and deer, while the day will also be a chance to learn how the SCT protects the local environment. A nonprofit organization, it is responsible for more than 1,600 acres of sensitive land.

Anyone wishing to take part in the fun and educational event should wear comfortable clothing and meet at the Old Senoia Road parking lot in Fayetteville. The day will get under way at 7:30 am this Saturday, April 13, and run through the day.