Biodiversity Hike: Moses Cone Park

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Head to the mountains for a relaxing day of walking along the trails at Moses Cone Memorial Park. This is a wonderful time of year to visit this open area to take in the fall sun and late blooming wildflowers. Participants must be able to hike up to seven miles on uneven terrain. Meet at Reedy Creek Nature Center, and take van to location.

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Piedmont Pottery and Pickin'

Historic Brattonsville's Hightower Hall

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Lovers of live bluegrass, barbeque and local hand-made pottery come together to enjoy “Piedmont Pottery and Pickin’.” Traditional and contemporary regional potters, including  Catawba Indian potters, will be on site selling their work. Barbeque will be available for purchase.

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Wishin’ to go Fly Fishing

McDowell Nature Preserve

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Cast a fly while enjoying the peaceful side of Lake Wylie at McDowell Nature Preserve. Learn about fly fishing from an expert at the nature center, and test your new skills. All equipment provided. North Carolina fishing license is required for ages 16 and older, which is not available at the nature center. Pre-registration is required for all participants.

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Build a Bat Box

Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

Discover how to attract bats to your backyard by building a bat box. Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour! All materials will be supplied, and power tools will be used to design the perfect bat box for you. Parent participation is required.

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Wild Wonder Saturdays

The Museum of York County

September 22, 2018 - September 30, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs monthly, on the second, third and fourth Saturday of September.

This ongoing nature program features a tour, demonstration or activity designed to inspire children and adults to explore the natural world of the Carolina Piedmont.

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Discovery Place Nature: Nature Walk

Discovery Place - Nature

September 22, 2018 - September 22, 2018 @ 10:15 AM

This event occurs monthly, on the fourth Saturday of July, August and September.

Join one of our naturalists on the fourth Saturday of each month for a stroll around Discovery Place Nature’s Paw Paw Nature Trail. We’ll use our senses of sight, hearing, smell and touch to discover the beauty and diversity of the bottomland forest habitat. Meet in the Great Hall.

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