You're Invited to a Wildlife Baby Shower at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia

Atlanta friends, you won't want to miss this.

Chattahoochee Nature Center Birds
Photo: Chattahoochee Nature Center

Love cute animals? In the Atlanta metropolitan area? You're going to want to make plans to head to Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia, the this Leap Day, February 29th. On that Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the idyllic 127-acre nature center on the Chattahoochee River with trails and exhibits galore is hosting a very special wildlife baby shower...and everyone is invited.

During the event, visitors will have the chance to spend time with some adorable animals and chat with wildlife technicians, learn about what to do when you find a baby animal from these experts, and more. The nature center will also run wildlife walking tours throughout the day with animal specialists who can share interesting stories about the organization's rehabilitated animals and share trivia. In true baby shower fashion, a variety of games will also be played.

Each year, Chattahoochee Nature Center helps nearly 40 young birds of prey (raptors) and reptiles through rehabilitation and fields hundreds of monthly calls from concerned individuals who find injured animals and aren't sure what to do. You can expect to encounter plenty of adorable animals on the grounds (like the nest of baby eastern screech owls pictured above) and to go home with a new wealth of knowledge about wildlife.

"This day is to show the community how much we do for the wildlife that comes to us in need. We depend on the support of the community for everything we do, especially wildlife care. And through the generosity of our community partner, Northside Hospital, all donations made during the day are matched up to $5,000," Kathryn Dudeck, Chattahoochee Nature Center wildlife director shared with Southern Living. "Come learn about wildlife, play fun baby games with an animal theme, and explore the natural world around us, all to benefit the wildlife team at the Chattahoochee Nature Center."

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If you'd like, you can also bring a long a baby shower gift to help the nature center out. Chattahoochee Nature Center recommends the following:

  • Canned mixed vegetables (no salt added)
  • Canned cat food (shreds/chunks; no fish flavors)
  • Perfume and dye-free laundry detergent
  • Gift cards to Petsmart and Petco (for mealworms and crickets)
  • Repti Bark reptile substrate
  • Zoo Med PowerSun or Exo Terra UV bulbs (100W or 125W)

Serious cuteness awaits. We'll see you down by the river.

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