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WMGT covers Lockerly’s Programs and Events

February 16, 2015WMGT in Macon visited Lockerly during our bird count, geocache, and Eco-Explorer activities on Valentine’s Day. Mark your calendar for more outdoor activities in March and April. Check our web site as we post the details.

It was a sweetheart of a day for birding, geocaching, and eco-exploring
February 15, 2015

The gardens at Lockerly were ideal for bird counting, geocaching, and nature scavenger hunting

Hannah is our first Eco-Explorer

Hannah is our first Eco-Explorer

Valentine’s Day morning. We were fortunate to have members of the Ocmulgee Chapter of the Audubon Society helping beginner and experienced bird watchers. The experienced birders said the conifer garden was an especially good place to see and hear birds. At least 31 species were identified.

Geocachers arrived first thing to see if they could be the first  to find four caches  hidden in the gardens. Some geocachers  were young enough to also join our new  Lockerly Eco-  Explorer program. Our new Eco-Explorer program is  designed to  get families outside throughout the year. Some  animals and birds make their home at  Lockerly year-round,  and others just stop in for a visit, so  every visit will be a  little different.

The Great Backyard Bird Count continues through Monday,  February 16. Spend 15 minutes  counting and then upload your bird list. Come out from  8:30-4:30 on Monday to  spend a few minutes birding.

 Macon’s 41 WMGT coverage is here.


Union Recorder editorial, “Lockerly is an environmental public treasure”
February 11, 2015

Today’s Union Recorder features an editorial about the Arboretum that includes, “Lockerly provides a bountiful example of how we can be stewards of the environment by working to preserve our natural history.” We hope you’ll come out this Saturday for all kinds of outdoor activities and see for yourself why the Union Recorder describes Lockerly as a “public treasure.”

Lockerly launches Eco-Explorer Program


Lockerly’s new outdoor exploring program for children ages 12 and younger will send children on an eco-scavenger hunt to learn more about the wildlife and plants in the Arboretum.

Children can register any time of the year to participate. After they register they will need to come back to the Arboretum once every three months, pick up the current Eco-Explorer checklist at the office, check off what they see, and turn it back in when they are done. After four visits over the course of 12 months they’ll get a Lockerly Eco-Explorer t-shirt!

There is a $5 registration fee for each child, and they get a Lockerly sticker when they register. We’ll even send the Eco-Explorer’s family a reminder every three months.






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