Year of the Fish is winding down for North Carolina State Parks! While there aren’t a great amount of fish in Weymouth Woods, The diversity across the state is tremendous. Join a ranger as he talks about some of his favorites (favorite to catch, favorite to eat, favorite to see), and all the incredible adaptations some fish have!
Events and Programs
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.
It’s “Take a Child Outside” week, so bring the kiddos out to our “Wildlings” program series (geared for 6-10-year-olds) as we learn what it takes to be a Junior Ranger! We’ll get each child started with their own activity booklet and do one of the activities together so they can get one step closer to becoming a North Carolina Junior Park Ranger and earning a special Weymouth Woods patch and certificate!
Spiders are probably one of the most feared and misunderstood critters in the natural world. Let’s unwind some of that confusion with a 1-mile hike where we’ll weave through different activities along the trail that will help us dispel myths and learn some cool spider facts. This program is suitable for all ages and for both those who love and loathe spiders.
*Meet at Weymouth Woods Visitor Center. Come explore a different section of Weymouth Woods, the Paint Hill tract, on this 1.5-mile hike. We will meet at the visitor center and carpool over to the other site, just a mile and a half down the road.
Fall is a fun time to talk about bats, with Halloween just around the corner. Come learn about our only true flying mammals as we read a book, do some activities, and make a craft. All activities will be geared towards 3 to 5-year-olds and meant for parents to do with their children.