Adult EducationHistory Walk, Amphibians, Trees, and more...
* The adult programs listed below are scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2023.
Trees are our Friends
South Carolina is home to dozens of frog, toad and salamander species. You’ll learn about their unique adaptations, calls and what you can do to help them in the wild. After the talk, take a short walk in Hopelands to see if you can find a few amphibians that call the gardens home (offered by UGa Savannah River Ecology Laboratory).
Be Kind to Snakes
Raptors in the Sky
Raptors, or birds of prey, are distinguished by grasping feet with sharp talons, a hooked upper beak and keen vision. In South Carolina, we often see the soaring hawks, falcons and eagles or hear the nightly calls of owls. Learn about these magnificent birds (offered by UGa Savannah River Ecology Laboratory).
Bringing More Color to Your Yard
Jay Keck from South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) lectures on how to provide native plants to attract caterpillars, moths, butterflies and birds to your yard.
Who’s Singing in my Garden?
A fun presentation by Jay Keck (SCWF) describes birds and their songs. Learn mnemonics to identify them. Discussion includes where to find certain birds (e.g., owls, woodpeckers and hawks) and how to attract them to your yard.
Saving the Planet One Garden at a Time
The Bluebird of Happiness
Bluebird nest boxes are part of the Bluebird Trail across South Carolina. All activity is recorded weekly and given to the Cornell University School of Ornithology as part of a national research database. This little bird symbolizes joy, hope and promises good news will arrive soon. May is the season to view nests, eggs, and fledglings in Hopelands Gardens.