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Coffee & Conversation Recap from Spring 2021

Coffee & Conversation Third Wednesday of the Month
May - Wildlife Identification In North Carolina

Guest speaker Matt Stansberry, n
atural history author and Elon resident talked about how to get started identifying animals and plants that share our neighborhoods and parks.


Wildlife Identification In North Carolina, and specifically here in the Haw River Watershed, we have incredible biodiversity, from trees, to fish, to birds, to flowers or mushrooms. So many different kinds of life flourish here between the Appalachians and the Atlantic. Mr. Stansberry provided lots of resources including the iNaturalist App that can be downloaded that helps to identify the plants and animals around you. 

April - Hiking in Alamance County

Guest speakers included Guil Johnson with Haw River Trail & Melissa Hoose with Burlington Recreation Outdoor Porgramming. 

The Haw River Trail has been a great resource for paddlers as well as hikers throughout Alamance County. Trail Maps are available online at www.thehaw.org. Highlights from the trail are shown on their social media site The Haw River Trail.

There is over an 8 mile stretch of trails connected from Indian Valley to Red Slide Park , other trails include Shallowford Natural Area, Great Bend Park, Longmeadow Trailhead, Swepsonville River Park & Saxapahaw Island Park.

Another great resource to see all open trails in the piedmont www.piedmonttrails.org. 

Burlington Recreation & Parks Outdoor Programs offers a variety of group hikes each month including the SOAR program for ages 55 & up. Kayaking, archery & more can all be found at www.Burlingtonnc.gov/Outdoors.