Due to the heavy rain we have been getting lately, please be cautious of ruts and washout areas on the trails. We just received word that North Turkey Trail has a few washout areas.
William B Umstead State Park
This is for families with an interest in connecting children with nature. The time together will be varied, from wood games, crafts, woodlore, to spontaneous play and nature exploration. If this is something the parents want to continue, we can start meeting monthly at some arranged convenient time.
Just because the sun has gone down does not mean that nature has gone away with it. Join a Park Ranger at the Crabtree/Hwy 70 entrance and discuss some of the nocturnal animals you can find in the park. We will also talk about the science of the eye as it relates to nighttime, and a short story on the rich pirate history of North Carolina.
Join Ranger Jess for a hike out to Davies' pond and back on Loblolly trail. Please wear appropriate hiking attire and bring water. Limited to 10 participants Reservations required. Please call the Visitor Center at #919-571-4170 to make reservations.
Starting on May 15, 2018 visitors can rent boats from the Visitor Center. Boats will not be rented out until May 15, 2018.
Follow the link below to listen to the Solar Energy in the Triangle with Nick Dioguardi and Graham Alexander Podcast.
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On this episode, we examine how fish are unique to the animal world, we talk about some program activities that you can try out in your free time, and teach you how to catch some fish on your next park adventure!
On the Ask a Ranger Podcast this month, we are going on a virtual hike and answering the question of “What’s that noise!?” The sounds that we hear around us in the forest always evoke curiosity and wonder, but sometimes the sounds at night can add a bit of wariness. To help dispel some of the worry, let’s dissect the night and learn a little about nature’s nightlife. To hear the sounds for each animal, click on this link and listen to our Ask a Ranger Podcast:
Ranger Crystal braved the brisk Falls Lake State Recreation Area winter to interview some of our animal pals and find out how they survive a North Carolina winter. You can listen in to this podcast interview here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/115062/613326-winter-wonderland.
In the following Ask a Ranger article, we offer you a fun biography of each of the winter pals Ranger Crystal interviewed.