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Nature Day at South Mountains State Park is Sept. 29th
Build a bluebird house to take home.  See lots of snakes.  Take a horse & wagon ride.   Listen to Appalachian music.  South Mountains State Park will host the 10th Annual Nature Day on September 29th from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m.  A variety of programs, exhibits and music will be presented throughout the day.
Music is scheduled at the park picnic pavilion from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mick Bridwell and the Carolina Crawdads will start at 11:00 with sounds of bluegrass.  Richard Beard and Sassafras Tea will follow with Southern Appalachian music. Tim and Faith Ingle and the “Heartstrings” musicians will inspire you with sounds of bluegrass gospel music.   Michael Fox and his Possum Holler Ole Time String Band will put a smile on your face and music in your heart.
The popular Build a Bird House Program will be held at the old park officer.  Eighty birdhouses will be assembled and given away to bird enthusiasts.   Bat and bird houses will also be given away as door prizes at the end of the day.
Exhibits will be displayed at the Jacob Fork Parking Area.  Exhibits include  the USDA Wildlife Exhibit, Tuttle State Educational Forest, What’s in the Water,  Beekeeping, the Snakes of North Carolina, Backpacking & Dutch Oven Cooking,  Rocky River Trout Unlimited, Bats, Grandfather Mountain Climate Science, Astronomy, Turtles, The Spider Shack, Friends of South Mountains State Park, Flint Knapping, and Trails- Pathways to Nature.
Children’s activities are scheduled through the day.  The Nature Day Obstacle Course, Making Animal Tracks,  Nature Arts & Crafts will entertain and educate the little people.  Free horse and wagon rides will also be available “round the barn.”
Food and beverages will be available for purchase from South Mountains Volunteer Fire Department.  Door prizes will be given away at 4:00 at the picnic pavilion.
South Mountains State Park welcomes the community to join us for this informative and fun day.  Admission is free.  For more information contact the park at (828) 433-4772.

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