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Box Turtle Connection

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 2:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 11:00am
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Box Turtle Connection

Join a ranger for a short hike and learn about North Carolina's state reptile, the eastern box turtle.  We will participate in several activities along the lake trail before performing a scientific search for turtles in the park.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water to drink if needed.  Approximate length of program is one hour.

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
1.0 miles, easy
Date of Event: 
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Start Location: 
Meet at Lake Bath House

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016



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