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Photojournalism: Earth Day at Phinizy Swamp

Art and nature were at the forefront of activities Saturday at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in celebration of Earth Day.

Artists billy s and Alex Foltz created while wildlife specialists shared hands-on information on animals such as alligators and owls.

Artist billy sanders puts the finishing touches on a piece of art work at Earth Day Augusta at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta, Ga. on April 22, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News

Ryan Meckel of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, right, quizzes two girls on what kind of pelt he’s holding at Earth Day Augusta at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta, Ga. on April 22, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
Families from across the CSRA enjoy a beautiful day at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park for Earth Day Augusta festivities on April 22, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News
Holly Devault of the SRS Ecology Lab, left, lets Earth Day patrons experience an up close look at a 3 year old alligator at Earth Day Augusta at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta, Ga. on April 22, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News
Wade Carruth talks about the habits of raptors such as the Barred Owl he’s holding hereĀ at Earth Day Augusta at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta, Ga. on April 22, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News

Artist Alex Foltz paints a scene at Earth Day Augusta at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta, Ga. on April 22, 2023. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News

Mike Adams has won multiple Georgia Press Association awards for his photography.