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Statewide Star Party in the Swamp

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 6:00pm

Join us for a Star Party in the Swamp! This year, we are excited to announce that the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers will be out to support our event and provide additional equipment and viewing expertise!

Please call the office and reserve your space in advance to help us plan.

Spring Hike

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 11:00am

Join the ranger for a guided hike along the Supplejack Trail. This footpath meanders through the Swamp forest near the Canal and features many different types of common vegetation, along with some old liquor stills! Learn about the Swamp's wildlife and colorful past while enjoying early spring weather. Don't forget to log your miles for your NC 100 Mile Challenge.

Winter Birding Basics

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/02/2019 - 11:00am

Winter is a wonderful time to observe many different types of birds. Some are only here for the winter, and most make use of the park bird feeders, which means you can observe them from the warmth of the indoors! Learn a little about identifying birds and which ones to look for this time of year. This program is intended for beginners.

All About Bears!

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 10:00am

Join the ranger for an indoor talk about one of the Swamp's most iconic residents: the American Black Bear! How big do they get? What do they eat? And what should you do if you meet one on the trails? Learn the answers to all these questions and more. While actual bear sightings can't be guaranteed, you'll be able to see mounts, pelts, and more.

Denizens of the Dismal

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 01/12/2019 - 11:00am
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 11:00am
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 11:00am

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many fascinating animals that call the Swamp home. You will be able to see mounts, skulls, and tracks. There will also be touchable pelts.

Winter Tree ID

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm

If you would like to learn how to identify tricky winter trees, come to this workshop to find out what other clues you can use to find out which tree is which!
**Dress for the weather—we will go outside for about 30 minutes!**

Something's Fishy

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:00pm

Introducing to our 2018 educational theme...FISH! Learn a little bit about the different species of fish that inhabit the swamp and about the Japanese art form Gyotaku, or fish-printing. Make your own fish print to take home. (And we’ll do it from the comfort and warmth of the indoors.)
 

Denizens of the Dismal

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/10/2018 - 2:00pm

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many fascinating animals that call the Swamp home. You will be able to see mounts, skulls, and tracks. There will also be touchable pelts.

Denizens of the Dismal

Dismal Swamp State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:00am

Join the ranger for a short indoor talk about the many fascinating animals that call the Swamp home. You will be able to see mounts, skulls, and tracks. There will also be touchable pelts.