March 2019 New River State Parks Events

New River State Park

New River State Park

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New River State Park 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. ‚Äč

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.

Snakes

Meet a park ranger to talk about the common snakes of the High Country & the difference between venomous & non-venomous snakes

Date of Event: Sat, 03/23/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: 221 Access – Visitor Center

Flight of the American Wookcock

Witness the amazing courtship flight of the American Woodcock. Also learn about its life history, and some cool facts about this unique woodland shore bird that is rarely seen. This bird is perfectly camouflaged and rarely heard. The exception occurs in late winter and early Spring when the male birds perform dizzying courtship displays. Strutting his dance moves on the ground and in the air, a male Woodcock will serenade several on looking females. This stage act is taking place all over the farm fields of eastern U.S. from the Wisconsin sand-hills to the Gulf of Mexico, and you are invited. Be prepared to spend at least 20 minutes outside in the cold air and dark skies.

Date of Event: Fri, 03/29/2019 – 7:00pm
Start Location: 221 Access Visitor Center

Flight of the American Wookcock

Witness the amazing courtship flight of the American Woodcock. Also learn about its life history, and some cool facts about this unique woodland shore bird that is rarely seen. This bird is perfectly camouflaged and rarely heard. The exception occurs in late winter and early Spring when the male birds perform dizzying courtship displays. Strutting his dance moves on the ground and in the air, a male Woodcock will serenade several on looking females. This stage act is taking place all over the farm fields of eastern U.S. from the Wisconsin sand-hills to the Gulf of Mexico, and you are invited. Be prepared to spend at least 20 minutes outside in the cold air and dark skies.

Date of Event: Sat, 03/30/2019 – 7:00pm
Start Location: 221 Access Visitor Center