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Dan River Basin Association Annual Celebration

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 9:00am

March 3, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

You and your family and friends are invited to the Sixteenth Annual Celebration of the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) at historic Vade Mecum, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4. Now part of Hanging Rock State Park, Vade Mecum is located at 1105 Camp Sertoma Drive, Westfield, NC 27053 (GPS 36.4200; –80.3070).

Highly "Talon-ted"

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 04/01/2018 - 2:00pm

Join a Ranger and learn about those who rule the sky - RAPTORS!  Learn about birds of prey, basic species identification and discover the world of international hawk watching.  Your learning experience will include visual aids and a power point.
 

Highly "Talon-ted"

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 2:00pm

Join a Ranger and learn about those who rule the sky - RAPTORS!  Learn about birds of prey, basic species identification and discover the world of international hawk watching.  Your learning experience will include visual aids and a power point.
 

Lake Hike

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:30am

Join an Environmental Educator on an easy hike around the lake (1 mile) as we use all our senses to observe the signs of Spring.   We will stop along the way for “nature spotlights” – bugs, buds, blooms, and more!
 

Get Hooked!

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:30am

It is the “Year of the Fish” for NC Parks.  Join an Environmental Educator to examine the digestive model of a fish and to learn how their amazing body features help them thrive in the water world.  You will be invited to maneuver handcrafted puppet fish to escape being eaten!
 

Discovery Table

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:45am

An Environmental Educator will share several of nature’s marvels in a display table.  Take a close look at a mounted timber rattlesnake, the tiny skeleton of a bat, the skin shed by a spider, and more.
 

Walk on the Wildside

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 03/04/2018 - 2:00pm

Join an Environmental Educator and learn to identify the signs that wild animals have walked our trails.  Match tracks and scat to the furs and pictures of these park residents.
 

Bear Essentials

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 2:00pm

Take a break half-way up Hanging Rock Trail to feel bear fur, see a bear skull, and learn fascinating facts about the reclusive and seldom-sighted visitor in the park.
 

Skins & Skulls Display

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sun, 03/18/2018 - 2:00pm

A ranger will have a table set up at the Visitor Center from 2:00 - 2:45 displaying the skins and skulls of some of Hanging Rock's furry (and slithery) native denizens.  Stop by to talk and have a look!

Hike to Tory's Den

Hanging Rock State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 2:00pm

Join a park ranger at the Tory’s Den parking lot for a short (0.3 mi) hike to the cave.  We will discuss how the area was used as a Loyalist hideout during the American Revolutionary War and learn a bit of interesting local history.
Approximate length: 45 minutes.