Lost Corner Community Activities

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Lost Corner Preserve is Sandy Springs' newest park. Through a partnership with Friends of Lost Corner, the City of Sandy Springs is offering the following recreational programs.

Sandy Springs Photography Club

Whether you are looking to improve your photography or simply want to begin using more than your camera’s automatic setting, join like-minded individuals at the Sandy Springs Photography Club. During our club meetings, we take a look at different types of digital SLR cameras and learn about their strengths and weaknesses. We cover the basic techniques of operating a camera and discuss the artistic principles that lead to great photographs. Intimidated? Don’t be! The goal of our club is to help you develop your abilities and we welcome complete beginners. Whatever your skill level, the club will help build your confidence as a photographer. 

What to bring: Bring your camera and any lenses you have. No camera? No problem! We have some extras for you to borrow.

About the Sandy Springs Photography Club: Founded in 2017, this is a new club provided by the City of Sandy Springs. We are not going to charge any club-dues to begin with, so for now the club is completely free. As the club grows, we will look at providing club events such as workshops, field trips and opportunities to try out professional-grade cameras and lenses. Moving beyond taking photos, we also plan to cover digital editing of photos using a computer.

Club Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Summer schedule:
June 13, July 10, August 8, 2017
Fall schedule:
September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, 2017

Age Range: 14 years old-Adult
Location: The Cottage at Lost Corner Preserve
Cost: Free
Registration: registration.sandyspringsga.gov
Instructor: Jason Green

How to Build a Worm Bin

AGES 12 AND UP –  This class will show you how to build a worm bin that can be placed outside in the shade or in your house under the kitchen sink, in the laundry room, basement or the garage.  Composting doesn’t get more convenient than this.
Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Diana Wood, Master Gardener
Location: Lost Corner Preserve Cottage
Min/Max Participants: 5/40 (Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $10.00* suggested donation to FOLC
To register: http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov

Discover Nature Classes

AGES 6+  –Join us at Lost Corner Preserve for our first Discover Nature lecture series. These family friendly informational sessions are designed to open Sandy Springs residents to the joy of nature right in their own back yards. 

Snakes of Sandy Springs
Sunday, June 18, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

What kind of snakes are found in Sandy Springs and what should you do if you come across one?  Did you know it is illegal to kill non-venomous snakes in Georgia?  Come learn about the wide variety of snakes found in our area, from the tiny, slug-munching Brown Snake to the six-foot, beneficial Rat Snake.  We will cover how to identify dangerous snakes.  Knowledge is power!  


Be a Sandy Springs Citizen Scientist!
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm

While it’s great to send those checks to our national environmental organizations, have you ever wanted to do something yourself for our local plants and animals?  Get outside, get the kids involved, and make a real difference for the nature in your own backyard.  Learn about the wide variety of active-participation conservation opportunities in our area: including birds, bats, frogs, and plants!


Beautiful Bugs
Sunday, August 20, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm

Butterflies on a summer day; an evening filled with the sparkle of fireflies: Sandy Springs is home to some truly beautiful bugs.  Kick back in the comfy armchairs of the lovely Lost Corner Cottage as we admire a slide show and hear an informative lecture about our favorite bugs.


Location: Lost Corner Preserve, 7300 Brandon Mill Rd.
Min/max Participants: 6/35
Cost: $10 per family, $5.00 per person
Info: 770-730-5600 to register http://registration.sandyspringsga.gov


Monthly History Lectures 

AGES 12 AND UP – Join local historian Clarke Otten at Lost Corner Preserve and learn about the history of Sandy Springs.  It has a rich and unique history dating back to the settlement of the area in the mid-1800’s and the Civil War. 
Fourth Wednesdays of the month through May 2017 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

May 24: Roads, Churches and Schools, Milestones of Community Development 1820-1960
In this session, we will cover how the various places of worship and schools helped cement the foundations of our city and how trails evolved into permanent roads connecting us with each other and the rest of the state.

Secret History of Lost Corner and Open House Tours

AGES 12 AND UP – Join local historian Clarke Otten and learn the secret history of this unique property and about the previous owners and how they helped to shape the Sandy Springs area. Then visit with Friends of Lost Corner organization members and tour the early 20th century farmhouse complete with charming architectural touches inside including a large gas fireplace with built-in benches and detailed leaded glass windows.

Birding at Lost Corner Preserve

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