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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:

Piedmont Beech Off Trail Hike

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 2:00pm

Join a Ranger to discover a beautiful area of the park that was never farmed or used intensively by former land-owners or current park visitors. See some of the biggest Beech trees in the park along with species that are normally found in some of our state's western mountain parks.

First Day Hike

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 9:00am

This will be an approximately four-mile hike that will be off trail a little bit, on the Company Mill trail and on a side trail off the Company Mill trail (easy to moderate at some points). If you only like to hike flat trails, this hike is not for you. It is a moderate hike.

Women's Hike

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:00am

Come out & enjoy the fresh winter air with Ranger Jess as we hike the Sal's Branch Trail.
Pups are always welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Voice command & electric collars do not count. 
 

Family Campfire

William B Umstead State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:00pm

This event is geared toward kids ages 6-12 years old but fun for people of all ages. We will be singing songs, playing games, and making smores.