By: Rebecca Konopka
Carter County Extension Agent
You are invited to join the Carter County Extension Office for a “17 for the 17th” Nature Walk on May 20th. In honor of the 17th anniversary of Endangered Species Day, this month’s Hike & Learn will be at Grayson Lake State Park. Those who participate in the walk will learn how to identify 17 local plant and animal species and have the opportunity to learn more about those species. This is a great way to get outdoors and connect with local biodiversity for Endangered Species Day 2022! Those who want to participate can meet at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 20th at the Campground Picnic Shelter. We will be hiking the Beech Hemlock Trail which is about 1.5 miles in length. Of particular interest on the trail are the several species of ferns, mosses, and lichens, the flowering rhododendron, “lizard head rock,” and the unusual combination of beech-hemlock trees. Don’t forget to wear closed-toe shoes and bring your own snacks and drink. This walk will be a great way for people of all ages to celebrate the 17th annual Endangered Species Day, so please feel free to spread the word and invite others! Our Hike & Learn series will continue in June on third Friday at the Grayson Lake Spillway. You can contact the Carter County Extension Office at 474-6686 with questions.
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