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The Seasons of Fernbank Forest: Photos by Peter Essick

On View September 25, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Be sure to join us on Thursday, October 28 for two separate programs featuring a Fernbank Forest walk and lecture with photographer Peter Essick and Fernbank ecologist Eli Dickerson. Advance reservations are required online for each program:

Photographic Tour of Fernbank Forest
Thursday, October 28 l 5pm-6:30pm
Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members
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Fernbank Forest: Conversation and Book Signing
Thursday, October 28 l 7pm-8:30pm
Cost: FREE, advance reservations required online
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Over the course of two years, Peter Essick photographed the seasonal changes in Fernbank's majestic old-growth forest. The dynamic beauty of the forest is captured in 35 framed photos from his book, “Fernbank Forest,” providing guests with breathtaking views of the forest canopy, close-up stills of diverse forest species, and stunning seasonal displays.

Fernbank Forest is an ecological island surrounded by an urban expanse of nearly six million people. This 65-acre old-growth Piedmont forest serves as a refuge for flora and fauna and is home to more than 64 native tree species, 150 bird species (both permanent and migratory) and 52 species of amphibians, mammals, reptiles and fish. Fernbank Museum is deeply committed to the forest’s biological renewal and to ensuring this rare ecological treasure is preserved for future generations.

Presented in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2021.

Cost: Included with general admission and CityPASS. Members FREE.

About the Artist
For the past 25 years Peter Essick has worked as a freelance photojournalist, creating more than 44 photographic essays for National Geographic magazine.  His work has also been included in international photographic exhibitions and in Time magazine’s “Great Images of the 20th Century” and in “100 Best Photographs of National Geographic.”

Dates subject to change without notice.