April 2019 Events at Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

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Early Morning Bird Hike

Meet the High Country Audubon Society Birder at the office for a bird walk. We will be identifying and learning about some of the amazing birds that travel through these peaceful mountains. You are welcome bring your bird books and binoculars. Wear sturdy shoes for mountain hiking.

Date of Event: Sat, 04/20/2019 – 8:30am
Start Location: Park Office

Climate Tower Hike

Meet the ranger for a ½ mile hike to the NC Climate tower. We will discuss some of the equipment that is being used to measure weather and see how climate changes Mt. Jefferson.

Date of Event: Sat, 04/20/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Nature Hike

Meet the ranger for a refreshing one-mile nature hike. We will be looking at nature for signs that spring has started. We hope to see birds and perhaps some green leaves growing in the valleys.

Date of Event: Sun, 04/21/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Naturalist Readings on The Trail

Hike on the mountain and be inspired. During this hike we will take time to time ponder just a few brief words from famous naturalists such as Muir, Leopold, Thoreau and others. Bring your outdoor shoes and get ready to be inspired! This is a one-mile hike to Luther Rock.

Date of Event: Sat, 04/27/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Painting in the Park

As spring begins come up and relax on your mountain. We will provide free canvases and tempera paints. You provide the creativity. This a free outdoor painting program for all ages. All supplies are free while they last.

Date of Event: Sun, 04/28/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Spring Nature Hike

Meet the ranger for a Spring hike along a short easy section of the park’s newest trail. As we hike we will watch for signs of spring and then turn-around at an amphibolite/quarts rock outcrop. This will be a 1/2 mile hike total distance. Bring a jacket and closed-toe shoes.

Date of Event: Sat, 05/04/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: 2nd Overlook (Sunrise Overlook)