Spring Nature Hike – Tar River Forest

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Kemp-Baker Tract
East River Road
Louisburg, NC 27549

Join us for an Earth Day spring hike through Tar River Land Conservancy’s Kemp-Baker Tract.  This hike will be led by Alvin Braswell, renowned biologist and retired Deputy Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Participants will visit this beautiful property along the Tar River which was acquired and preserved in 2008.

The hike will be 1.5 miles through the towering hardwood forest that covers the property. Learn about the ecology of the floodplain forests along the Tar River and of the work of Tar River Land Conservancy and our partners to preserve these sites for wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, and clean water. Visitors may see the reclusive and rare four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum).

Hikers will meet beforehand at the Conservancy’s office at 123 N. Main Street, Louisburg, NC 27549, and then carpool to the property 5 miles away.  We will depart promptly at 9:00 am!

Please wear sturdy shoes and field clothing suitable for walking off-trail.  TRLC rates this hike as an easy hike.  We request that dogs, other than registered service animals, not be brought to the event.

Click here to register online or contact Sheryl Munt at events@tarriver.org or 919-496-5902.  This hike is free but a $10.00 donation per person is requested. All proceeds go to support Tar River Land Conservancy.  Please register by Friday, April 21, 2017.

Click here for directions to TRLC’s office in Louisburg, where we will meet and then drive to the site.