Auburn, Ala. - The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve at Auburn University will host Songs in the Woods, a free concert for the Auburn community, on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater at the Preserve. Enjoy an acoustic performance of folk and oldies hits by local artist Will Mooty. Mooty, a member of the local group Summer Breeze, offers a playlist of hits from Jimmy Buffett to John Denver. Limited seating is available in the Amphitheater for up to 150 attendees. Attendees may also bring blankets and chairs. Light refreshments will be served.
An outreach program of Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, the Preserve boasts over five miles of trails, a turtle pond, butterfly garden, and a waterfall and is the first facility in Alabama to feature a nature playground. In addition to its facilities, the Forest Ecology Preserve offers a variety of programming for all ages, including environmental education programs and workshops, summer camps, discovery hikes, raptor releases, astronomy nights, and more. Auburn citizens are encouraged to explore the Preserve and all it has to offer. Located off North College Street just three miles north of Toomer’s Corner, the Preserve is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission to the Preserve is free and open to the public. Please, no pets or bikes.
In 2012, the City of Auburn entered into an agreement with the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve at Auburn University to provide matching funds for donations made to the facility. The City will match cash donations and proceeds raised through programming and events up to $50,000 each year to help fund operations and upkeep at the Preserve. The partnership offers the City of Auburn a unique opportunity to expands its programming and offerings to the public via an existing facility.
In the event of rain, the concert will be postponed until Spring 2014. Follow the City of Auburn on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofAuburnAL or the Preserve at www.facebook.com/AuburnPreserve for updates.
For more information, please visit www.auburnalabama.org/parks or www.auburn.edu/preserve.