July 30

Tuesday | 6pm

The Cradle of Forestry  

Listen to USFS Historians Bob and Judy Beanblossom tell the vibrant history of Pisgah National Forest. Mr. Beanblossom will detail the history of America’s first forestry school (located just a few miles away), and watch Judy demo some old timey toys children would have played with during Pisgah’s first days. Suitable for all ages. Please bring your own chair.


 

August 2

Friday | 4pm

Have a wild encounter—Meet the Grey Treefrog, Master of Camouflage

Drop by the naturalist’s table display in the lake parking lot to meet an interesting amphibian that is seldom seen because of its amazing protective coloration but is actually very common around Pisgah National Forest.


 

August 3

Saturday | 11am

Wildlife Scavenger Hunt!

Take pictures of 5 specific plants or animals and receive a prize. Be sure to bring a camera/phone with plenty of battery. Meet down at the beach at 11 AM to learn more about the plants and animals you are looking for. Ideal for children but suitable for all ages. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.


 

August 9

Friday | 4pm

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 naturalist’s table display in the lake parking lot to meet a live Pilot Snake and learn more about this interesting snake and the stories that have arisen concerning this slithery inhabitant of our mountain woodlands.


 

August 10

Saturday | 11am

Wildlife Scavenger Hunt!

Take pictures of 5 specific plants or animals and receive a prize. Be sure to bring a camera/phone with plenty of battery. Meet down at the beach at 11 AM to learn more about the plants and animals you are looking for. Ideal for children but suitable for all ages. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.


 

August 16

Friday | 5pm

Kids Scavenger Hunt

Drop by the naturalist’s table in the lake parking lot to pick up a bag and a list of natural items found nearby. Take the list, complete the scavenger hunt successfully, and drop back by and choose a prize as your reward! PLEASE NOTE: Parents should accompany children under 10 years of age.


 

August 17

Saturday | 11am

Recreational Opportunities in Pisgah National Forest

This program presents an overview of recreational pursuits in Pisgah National Forest including hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, rafting and tubing. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a better handle on the opportunities available in Pisgah Forest as well a clearer view of what those activities entail.


 

August 23

Friday | 6pm

Name that Leaf

Drop by the naturalist’s table in the lake parking lot and try your hand at identifying various types of tree leaves found in Pisgah National Forest.


 

August 24

Saturday | 11am

Wildlife Scavenger Hunt!

Take pictures of 5 specific plants or animals and receive a prize. Be sure to bring a camera/phone with plenty of battery. Meet down at the beach at 11 AM to learn more about the plants and animals you are looking for. Ideal for children but suitable for all ages. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.


 

August 30

Friday | 5pm

Have a wild encounter—Meet the Box Turtle!

Drop by the naturalists' table in the lake parking lot to meet one of Pisgah's gentlest and longest-living inhabitants!


 

August 31

Saturday | 11am

Wildlife Scavenger Hunt!

Take pictures of 5 specific plants or animals and receive a prize. Be sure to bring a camera/phone with plenty of battery. Meet down at the beach at 11 AM to learn more about the plants and animals you are looking for. Ideal for children but suitable for all ages. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.