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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
VISITOR CENTER PARKING LOT CLOSURE...   

*PLEASE BE ADVISED: THERE WILL BE NO VEHICLE ACCESS TO THE VISITOR CENTER SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15-MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16. 
THE VISITOR CENTER PARKING LOT WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO REPAVING.  PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE OVERFLOW PARKING LOT:  CORNER OF MCNEILL ST. AND FT. BRAGG RD.    ***BOYD TRACT AND PAINT HILL ACCESSES WILL REMAIN OPEN.

 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Education

Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Weymouth Woods - Sandhills Nature Preserve. Check the Events calendar for more information.

To arrange a special exploration of Weymouth Woods - Sandhills Nature Preserve for your group or class, contact the park office.

Educational materials about Weymouth Woods - Sandhills Nature Preserve hare available for grades 5-7 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English / language arts. The Weymouth Woods program introduces students to the life history of the longleaf pine. Major topics include fire ecology, prescribed burning and plant and animal adaptations. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators. 

Sandhills Discovery Room

This interactive learning area allows visitors to discover what makes the longleaf forest so special, through a variety of hands-on displays for all ages. The room features a window out to a bird-feeder station, a child-friendly microscope, a live animal exhibit, a puppet stage and more than a dozen kid-friendly discovery boxes that invite visitors to explore different aspects of nature. You are welcome to enjoy this fun and educational space daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Special Bird Events

  • April through June and September through November of each year, the staff at Weymouth Woods set up mist nets and band birds. Currently, banding is done off of the Pine Island Trail and at the park office. The time and location depends on weather and staff availability.
  • Hummingbird banding is done at least one day a week, April through September at the park office.
  • The park sponsors two Audubon bird counts - one in late April or early May and one in December.

To get a schedule of current programs, walks, talks and hikes, check the Events calendar.

Boots, water and insect repellent are recommended. Please phone or email before attending events.


1024 Fort Bragg Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387

910-692-2167
weymouth.woods@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.14704, -79.371661

 

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