The Pettit Environmental Preserve will be open to the public on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10 a.m.until 5 p.m. for its annual autumn hike.
Special guest naturalist Lori Watterson of the Chattahoochee Nature Center will present four programs featuring live owls beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the final program at 1:30 p.m.
Trails will be open for self-led hikes and the Preserve's Environmental Educator will conduct other programs throughout the day including owl pellet dissection activities, and interactive examinations of spiders and their webs.
All activities are free and open to the public. The Pettit Preserve was created to provide environmental education opportunities and to promote ecological preservation. The 70-acre property includes trails designed by Cartersville's own Switchback Trails, a swinging
bridge, a Learning Shed, two aquatic stations, and three amphitheaters, all nestled around a nine-acre lake.
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