Urban ecology series at Blue Heron Nature Preserve.

Blue Heron Nature Preserve is presenting an urban ecology learning series that spotlights important environmental issues in and around metro Atlanta.

The series extends from August 2015 through to March 2016. The innovative program couples lectures with interactive “hands on” field opportunities, for topics such as Monarch butterfly conservation, metro amphibian population monitoring, and the importance of urban watersheds.

You can sign up for the entire series, or pick and chose topics that are important to you.

The program kicks off with guest lecturer Alexa McCay from the Odum School of Ecology, the University of Georgia who will lecture on Monarch butterflies. This lecture is coupled with a trip to the preserve’s meadow where participants will learn about monarch ecology and have a chance to harvest milkweed and other native seeds to take home with Walter Bland, pictured above.

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