Summer Fun at Phinizy Swamp

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Four-year-old Mia LaPonzina (center) stands with 5-year-old Lacey Norwitch (right) as they inspect a caterpillar found in a bug net during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Five-year-old Lacey Norwitch stands and looks into retaining pond during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Academy volunteer Lucy Whitehorne (right) discusses facts about the park during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Jackson Murray found a brown caterpillar with his daughter's bug net and shows it to 4-year-old Mia LaPonzina (left) and 3-year-old Mikayla Norwitch (right) during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Academy volunteer Lucy Whitehorne (center) leads a group of people as they walk up a hill on the last stretch during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Four-year-old Mia LaPonzina sits on Jason Rikard's shoulders as Late LaPonzina (left) shields her eyes from the sun during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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After a short break, some people saw rabbits rustling through the brush in the swamp during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Academy volunteer Lucy Whitehorne (lower left) stands with her tour group as she shares facts about the nature park during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Academy volunteer Lucy Whitehorne led a group of people down a main trail during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Academy volunteer Lucy Whitehorne laughs as the group start into the woods during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Four-year-old Mia LaPonzina (left) stands with 5-year-old Lacey Norwitch (center) and 3-year-old Mikayla Norwitch (right) stand and look out over part of a swamp during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Tree frogs are seen during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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There was a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Five-year-old Brianna Murray walks out to try and catch dragonflies with her bug net during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Academy volunteer Lucy Whitehorne shows the group how small duck weed, a common floating pond plant, is as she hold it out on her fingertip during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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There was a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Four-year-old Mia LaPonzina blows on a dandelion top, saying the seeds were like fairies, during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff
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Poison ivy vines were seen on trees close to the forest trails during a nature walk at Phinizy Swamp Park in Augusta, Georgia, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The nature walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. of the first Saturday of every month.Sara Caldwellstaff

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