Haw River Preserve Nature Walk

Event Details

  • Date: 07/20/2024 9:30am - 11:30am
  • Location: Graham, NC
  • Host: Haw River Assembly
  • Address: 5350 E Greensboro Chapel Hill Rd, Graham, North Carolina 27253
  • Event Website

Information

Join us on a nature walk on July 20 from 9:30-11:30! Led by Dr. William Dunson, the walk will be about 2 hours over 1 mile on mowed grassy trails, with one crossing of a deep gully using a rope handhold. The area’s interesting ecology will be discussed, and historical changes that have resulted in the preservation of a remarkable proportion of the habitats will be evaluated.

The event is free, but we encourage a $10 or more donation to support our upcoming 2024 Haw River Learning Celebration! The Haw River Learning Celebration is a field trip to the Haw River for fourth graders each fall. Over 48,000 students have participated since we began the program in 1990. Sign up and donate using this form: https://forms.gle/kK6F11T6QqxoXfSGA

More information about the instructor:
William Dunson, Ph.D. in zoology, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where he skipped out on his final high school year. Today, he believes in sharing his lifetime of knowledge with others. He recently led two NC Native Plant Society tours of his North Carolina property. He attended Yale University and the University of Michigan and retired from a 34-year teaching and research career as a professor of biology at Penn State University. In addition to being a prolific scientific writer, after retirement, he worked as a biologist for the Seminole Tribe and helped transform a 107-acre Virginia farm into a nature preserve.

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