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60th Annual Roan Mountain Spring Naturalists Rally

April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018

The 60th annual Roan Mountain Spring Naturalists Rally is coming to the Highlands of the Roan and Roan Mountain State Park, Saturday through Sunday, April 27, 28 & 29, 2018 – This event is presented by Friends of Roan Mountain.

 

Spring Rally Director Larry McDaniel and the Board of Directors invite you to join them for a weekend filled with a host of outdoor adventures!

 

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
FRIDAY APR 27 – Conference Center Activities
 
5:30 pm Registration and Check-in
6:30 pm Buffet Dinner – requires reservation prepaid
by deadline of Tues. April 24.
 
7:30 pm Program: The Birds and Bees of Wildflowers
– Pollination Strategies of Flowers by Kris Light
 
9:00 pm 1. Night Sky Viewing (E,) Gary Henson
 
2. Moth Viewing (E,) Larry McDaniel
 
 
SATURDAY APR 28
 
6:30 am Early Birds (E) Herndon Chapter TOS. Meet at park Visitors Center (water wheel).
8:30 am Field trips Unless otherwise noted, meet at the
field adjacent to the park Cabins entrance. Be prepared to
carpool as parking is limited at some destinations. On-site
registration is available at the field.
 
1. Birds of Roan Mountain (E) Herndon Chapter
TOS, bring binoculars.
2. Jones Falls Hike (M/S) Marty Silver, 5 mi. round trip.
3. River & High Mountain Wildflowers (E) Guy
Mauldin
4. Nature Hike Bingo! (E,) Meg Guy
5. Birding for Beginners (E,) Joe McGuinness
6. Reptiles & Amphibians (E,) Connie Deegan
7. Geology (M,) Jeremy Stout, hike to Grassy Ridge.
8. Centipedes and Millipedes
(E,) Cade Campbell
 
11 am at Conference Center
1. Fossil Casting () Mick Whitelaw,
ETSU Dept. of Geology, Geoscience
Club, 11-1 pm
2. Live Birds of Prey ()
by Bays Mt. Park,
11-1 pm
 
12 – 1 pm Conference Center:
1. Lunch Bag lunches with prepaid reservation
(deadline Tues April 24) or bring your own
lunch and join us!
 
2. 60 Years of Spring Rallies Tracy Campbell, slide show during lunch.
 
2 pm Conference Center
 
Program: History of the Roan Mt. State Park and
its Funding Park Ranger Keiffer Helle
 
2 pm Field trips: Unless otherwise noted, meet at the
field adjacent to the park Cabins entrance. Be
prepared to carpool.
 
1. Wildflowers and Nature (E,) Kris Light
2. Aquatic Insects as Water Quality Indicators (E,) Gary Barrigar
3. Mosses and Liverworts (E) Jim Goldsmith
4. Wildflowers of the Blue Two Trail (E/M)
Tim McDowell, easy 2mi hike.
5. Aquavitae roanensis, Spring Spirits of Roan
Mountain (M/S) Jamey Donaldson
6. Habitat Discovery (E,) Marty Silver
7. Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants (E) Jeremy
Stout
8. Butterflies and Bugs (E,) Don Holt
 
6:30 pm Buffet Dinner at Conference Center with
reservation prepaid by deadline of Tues. April 24.
 
7:30 pm Program: The Future of Appalachian
Salamanders: What the Past Tells Us
by Kevin Hamed, at Conference
Center.
 
9 pm Salamander Walk (E,) Kevin Hamed, from
Conference Center.
 
9 pm Moth Viewing Larry McDaniel, (E,) outside
Conference Center.
 
Sunday, April 29
 
8:30 am – Field Trips – Meet at the Field adjacent to the
Park Cabins entrance. Be prepared to carpool
 
1.     Birds of Hampton Creek Cove (M)  Herndon Chapter TOS
2.     Ed Schell Memorial Hike:  Doe River Gorge – Wildflowers & Geology (M)
Gabrielle Zeiger, Mick Whitelaw/All day hike, bring water, lunch,rain gear
 
2 pm – Field Trips – Meet at the field adjacent to the park cabins entrance
 
1.     Salamanders (E)     Dale Ledford
2.     Insects   (E)   Lance Jesse

 
FRIENDS OF ROAN MOUNTAIN MEMBERSHIP:
Includes all activities for spring, fall, and winter rallies for
one year plus newsletter. Does not include meals.
___ New member ___ Renewal
Individual $20 ___ Corporate $ 50 ___
Family $30 ___ Lifetime – individual $350 ___
Student $10 ___ Lifetime—family $450 ___
 
RALLY REGISTRATION WITHOUT MEMBERSHIP:
For this rally only. Does not include meals.
Weekend – all activities $15 x #___ = $____
Evening programs Fri ___
Sat ___
$ 5 x #___ =
$ 5 x #___ =
$____
$____
Field trips Fri ___
Sat ___
$10 x #___ =
$10 x #___ =
$____
$____
Under age 18 All activities FREE
 
MEAL RESERVATIONS (Prepaid by deadline Tues Apr 24)
DINNER Adult
Fri. night Child < 12
$10 x #___ =
$ 5 x #___ =
$____
$____
LUNCH Sat. (bag lunch) $6.50 x #___ = $____
Choose: # ___ turkey/Swiss # ___ham/cheese
# ___ chicken salad # ___pimento cheese
DINNER Adult
Sat. night Child < 12
$10 x #___ =
$ 5 x #___ =
$ ____
$ ____

 
 
 
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