Join Park Staff member Holly to explore the lower half of Sal's Branch Trail. We'll start by Big Lake and go up to Switch Back road, and back down to the lake. There's an old tobacco barn near there maybe we can find it.
William B Umstead State Park
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. The program will last roughly one hour and includes
Many of our North Carolina state parks were affected by gristmills and millponds that were created in and around our North Carolina communities. We do not have any working gristmills in North Carolina state parks, so Ranger Jess and Ranger Crystal traveled to a Wake County park in Raleigh, Yates Mill Pond, to talk all things millpond and gristmill. From how a gristmill works and the community aspects of a gristmill and millpond, to the nature that is in and around a millpond — Ranger Rebeccah Cope educates on it all!
William B. Umstead State Park is looking for a reliable individual to help with weekend and holiday duties in the park Visitor Center as well as with general park maintenance duties during the week.
Join a Park Ranger for a morning of trail work. We will be constructing a short section of new trail to reroute around a set of deteriorating steps. Wear appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water. All tools will be provided. This will be fairly strenuous work as there will be a lot of digging involved.
This hike is designed for parents and guardians who are looking for a little peace, quiet, and tranquility on the kids' first day back at school in Wake County. Join a Ranger while we hike the Sals Branch Loop Trail starting at the Visitor Center and weaving its way through the forest to Big Lake and back in 2.8 miles.
In this episode, Ranger Nick discusses renewable energy and, in particular, the power of solar energy.
Take a road trip with Ranger Crystal and Ranger Jess as they bring Terrance the Turtle and Snooty the Snapper down to the 50th birthday party for Wave the Loggerhead. Meet a few different types of species of turtle native to North Carolina and laugh at the antics of Snooty and her cousin Shirley.
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During this episode, we discuss the North Carolina State Parks education theme for 2018 — the year of the FISH!!! We talk with Ranger Brian Swanson about fish and fun crafts you can do with — you guessed it — FISH! Who knew there were crafts you can do with actual fish?