The holidays are upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by making a natural wreath to complete your decorations! Conserving the Longleaf ecosystem regularly requires the removal of certain trees and shrubs, so we’ll provide ecologically harvested limbs and vines for you to turn into a work of art for the holiday season! *Please bring gloves and pruners if you have them..
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
Join our Wildlings programs series (designed for kids 6-10 years old) this Saturday as we seek out evidence of our local beavers busily preparing for winter. We’ll cover a 1.75-mile hike down to Pine Island to see the current beaver activity.
Start the year off right by getting outside for a First Day Hike! We’ll check out one of Weymouth Woods’ satellite properties, the Paint Hill tract, on this easy 1.5-mile hike. This property has more elevation change than much of the Sandhills, as well as a rare plant called Pyxie-moss that blooms in winter.
Start the year off right by getting outside for a First Day Hike! Enjoy an easy 2-mile hike with a Ranger to see the different habitats within the longleaf pine forest. Come dressed for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
Start the year off right by getting outside for a First Day Hike! Meet over at the Weymouth Center at 555 E. Connecticut Ave in Southern Pines for an easy 1-mile hike through old growth longleaf pine forest. You’ll meet the oldest known living longleaf pine in the world as well as the former state champion longleaf!
*MEET AT WEYMOUTH CENTER: 555 E. CONNECTICUT AVE. Join a ranger for a 1-mile hike through the old growth Long Leaf Pine, and hear about the history of the property. We will also be visiting some of the restoration sites located in the forest.
Have you ever heard of a zombie virus that takes over a caterpillar's body and turns it into goo? How about an insect that lays eggs and then continuously cleans them to prevent them from being destroyed by a fungus? Come to this program and discover some of nature's strangest secrets!
Weymouth Woods is a great place to exercise and bond with your pup. Whether you’ve never been to the park, or you’re one of our regular dog walkers, leash up your favorite four legged friend and join us this Sunday for a leisurely 1 mile dog walk around the park! (*Please ensure your dog remains on leash and is friendly to other dogs and strangers)
Join our “Wildlings” program series (geared for 6 to 10-year-olds) as we boldly go across the planets creating a half mile long scale replica of our Solar System! Get a sense for how far apart our neighbors really are (Hint: REALLY FAR).
Come join in on the Great Backyard Bird Count! We’ll learn about how to participate in this worldwide citizen science project and do our own count at the feeders behind the visitor center. No birding experience necessary!!