Blue Heron Nature Preserve

The Blue Heron Nature Preserve offers an excellent opportunity for campers to discover nature in fun and creative ways. They will have the opportunity to start a seed collection, paint a clay pot, and plant seeds. Study creatures like monarch butterflies, honeybees, insects, and worms. Participate in a nest making experience, dissect an owl pellet, and take a scientist’s look at native mushrooms, make a mushroom habitat, and create one from clay! Groups may also exercise their problem solving skills by building a fort- they’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning about the land! 

Contact Info
Address: 4055 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342. Fulton County. Tel: 404-345-1008. Web: www.bhnp.org. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12-4PM. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Nature Centers Fun Facts

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. In the United States, we use enough office paper each year to build a 10-foot-high wall that’s 6,815 miles long. That’s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo!

Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and trees, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

Follow up your trip by planting a tree or proposing a conservation program for your group.