Spiders of September
Sep
5
9:30am 9:30am

Spiders of September

Some call them "creepy" and some call them "cool."  Either way, spiders are infinitely interesting, and this workshop is designed to help you discover some the amazing attributes that make them so.  The day will include a close-up view of spider morphology, analyzing the features that make spider life a success.  We’ll have opportunities to distinguish the sexes of spiders, surely a skill you've long desired to acquire.  Through our discussion and discovery you’ll gain a better understanding of the different types of webs spiders spin, including how and why they are spun.  Their silk is symbolic of the many connections they make in nature, and we'll have conversations about that too. 

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Women's Outdoor Retreat 2017
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Women's Outdoor Retreat 2017

  • Hickory Knob State Resort Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Women’s Outdoor Retreat is a weekend event designed for women to experience nature and outdoor recreation with like-minded ladies in a non-competitive environment. Nature walks, kayaking, fishing, outdoor cooking, and photography are just a few of the nearly 30 classes from which to choose. Click photo to left for more event information!

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Carolina Sandhills NWR Workday
Dec
9
9:00am 9:00am

Carolina Sandhills NWR Workday

  • Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Plan to join us for a day of learning about refuge wildlife as you help conserve and protect valuable natural resources on our #PublicLands!  Anticipated projects include raking around red-cockaded woodpecker trees to exclude them from prescribed burns, maintaining trails, installing trail signs, and building information kiosks.

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Wild Summer's Night Auction & Wild Game Feast
Jul
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wild Summer's Night Auction & Wild Game Feast

To a crowd of nearly 400 people, we will be auctioning off just about anything anyone could ever want! There are beautiful works of art; jewelry; guided birding and wildlife-watching trips; hunting and fishing excursions, both in South Carolina and other amazing places; guided river and kayak tours; hunting and fishing equipment; and much more. Event will include live & silent auctions, prize drawings & games, wild game feast, open bar, and much more!

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Wild Summer's Night Auction & Wild Game Feast
Jul
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wild Summer's Night Auction & Wild Game Feast

To a crowd of nearly 400 people, we will be auctioning off just about anything anyone could ever want! There are beautiful works of art; jewelry; guided birding and wildlife-watching trips; hunting and fishing excursions, both in South Carolina and other amazing places; guided river and kayak tours; hunting and fishing equipment; and much more. Event will include live & silent auctions, prize drawings & games, wild game feast, open bar, and much more!

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Day of the Dragon
Jun
13
9:30am 9:30am

Day of the Dragon

Join us for an investigation into the exciting natural history of dragonflies and damselflies! These majestic creatures grace our waters on the wing throughout the summer in South Carolina, where we boast over a hundred species that come in all shapes, sizes, and incredible colors.

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Palmetto Pro Birder Field Day
May
6
8:00am 8:00am

Palmetto Pro Birder Field Day

This trip will investigate the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at Silver Bluff with Instructor, Steve Patterson.  We will begin at the Visitor's Center and the nearby trails. This area includes varied habitat and longleaf pine/wiregrass stand that could contain Bachman's Sparrows while we're there.  After lunch, we will explore the ponds managed for the endangered Wood Storks.

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Palmetto Pro Birder Module
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Palmetto Pro Birder Module

Join us as we bird South Carolina’s Blue Ridge with Instructor, Tim Lee. This time of year, we could see a variety of migratory birds as well as resident birds and maybe a few winter residents, such as kinglets and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, that have not departed. We will spend part of our time birding at Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina's highest point, were we may see Common Raven and Dark-eyed Juncos. We will also hit other area hotspots in the southern Appalachian Foothills. 

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Midlands Master Naturalist Class Begins
Mar
17
to Jun 2

Midlands Master Naturalist Class Begins

Students learn identification skills, ecological concepts, and natural history of the plants, animals, and ecosystems encountered.  Students will see how this knowledge can be applied to manage for wildlife and to ensure that human impacts on our Earth are sustainable.  Through the established connections, participants will develop the skills necessary to become lifelong students of nature and environmental volunteers in their community.

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Birding Basics
Feb
8
9:00am 9:00am

Birding Basics

All are welcomed to this introductory class which will focus on the basics of bird identification by sight & by sound, common birds at feeders and along the trail, how to use & buy binoculars, how & why to log your sightings using E-bird, how to create habitat for birds in your own backyard and community, and much more.  

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Pro Birder Module
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Pro Birder Module

  • Huntington Beach State Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us on a January bird jaunt as we explore Samworth WMA and Huntington Beach State Park. We'll focus on winter birds -- waterfowl, sparrows, blackbirds. and turn our attention to conservation of the PeeDee Region. 

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Carolina Sandhills NWR Workday
Dec
10
9:00am 9:00am

Carolina Sandhills NWR Workday

  • Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Plan to join us for a day of learning about refuge wildlife as you help conserve and protect valuable natural resources.  Anticipated projects include raking around red-cockaded woodpecker trees to exclude them from prescribed burns, maintaining trails, installing trail signs, and building information kiosks.

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