I spent Sunday week ago washing the patio side of the Oliver!! I might have mentioned this before but we have a gutter guard right behind the awning to stop any water from dripping on the patio during a rain. This gutter guard gets all kinds of debris such as pine needles, leaves, acorns and such in it and then the water, whether its rain water or the run off from the AC gets trapped in this area, gets very dirty and drips down the sides of the Oliver making a stain on each end. It takes quite a bit of elbow grease to get it cleaned out and white again. Couple that with being short I have a hard time reaching behind the awning and cleaning this area out. I think I was up and down the ladder at least 9 times going across the awning/gutter chasing this debris and dirt. It was hot and I was wringing wet. When I finished it looked good!!
|Gerri just after she finished washing the Oliver|
|This is at the center of the parking lot|
|Main entrance into the walking trails|
There are events scheduled throughout the year including "Bird Walks" led by birding specialist.
|We were standing behind a bird blind|
Workshops, programs and camps. There is even a nature preschool which is the only Nature Preschool in East Alabama. Last but certainly not least is the research that is conducted here on environmental engineering, wildlife sciences, forestry, biology and landscaping.
|Entrance into the fairy houses|
|Kids made the fairy houses|
|Stephen at the herb garden|
|One of the walking trails|
|The fire pit near the amphitheater|
|A pond along the trail, we saw a snake swim into this right in front of us|
We are getting a really bad case of HITCH ITCH!!!!!!!
|Small waterfall along the trail|