October 4

Friday | 5pm

Have a wild encounter—Meet the Pilot Snake!

There’s a long, scaly reptile found throughout Pisgah National Forest that old-timers used to refer to as the “Pilot Snake.” Drop by the naturalists’ table in the lake parking lot to see a live Pilot Snake and learn more about the interesting stories that have arisen concerning this slithery inhabitant of our mountain woodlands.


 

October 11

Friday | 5pm

Have a wild encounter—Meet the Barred Owl!

Drop by the naturalist’s table display in the lake parking lot to meet a live Barred Owl, one of several owl species found in and around Pisgah National Forest and learn more about owls and their secretive lifestyle.


 

October 18

Friday | 6pm

The Colorful Leaves of Autumn

Drop by the Naturalist's table to see and learn to identify many of Pisgah National Forest's colorful autumn leaves.


 

October 25

Friday | 5pm

Skull Quiz

Have you ever found the bony remains of an animal in the forest and wondered what it was? Drop by the naturalist’s table in the lake parking lot and check out our reference collection and learn about identifying some local mammals based on the characteristics of their skulls.