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William B Umstead State Park

Nature Play with Families

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:00am

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.

Night Hike

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 06/14/2018 - 8:30pm

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.

Davies' Pond Hike

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:00am

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.

Night Sounds; A hikers and campers guide to nature's nightlife

 
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: