High Knob Naturalist RallyFS 238, Norton, VA 24273
Join The Clinch Coalition on Saturday September 29, 2018, at the 12th annual High Knob Naturalist Rally at High Knob Recreation Area from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event celebrates the natural world with a day full of fun and educational hikes, presentations and activities highlighting the unique ecology of the High Knob region. The High Knob Naturalist Rally is free and open to the whole family. Parking is available and the day use fee has been waived.
The High Knob Naturalist Rally explores the natural world of Southwest Virginia. Experts and educators will share their knowledge and unwrap the mystery of the region’s plants, wildlife, and other aspects of the environment. Knowledgeable naturalists will present programs about bats, snakes, wolves, birds of prey, solar energy, and many other topics.
Guided hikes will explore the worlds of beavers, salamanders, mushrooms, edible plants, medicinal plants, and regional geology, in addition to other exciting explorations.
Additional activities include canoeing, fly fishing, children’s activities, and nature arts and crafts throughout the day. With so many wonderful ways to explore, the Naturalist Rally is the perfect way to get outdoors and meet others enthusiastic about our beautiful mountain ecology.
The first set of hikes and presentations will begin at 10:00 am, following a 9:30 Welcome and Orientation. Hike leaders will guide participants along High Knob’s beautiful trail system, one of the most biologically diverse locations in North America. Lunch and a group photo will be between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. This is also a great time to visit all of the amazing informational booths of local organizations! This year we are excited to welcome local musicians Strawberry Jams during lunch.
The afternoon hikes begin after the lunch, which will be provided free of charge for participants.
Folks are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Camp sites are available at the High Knob Recreation Area for $10.00 per night. We can’t wait to share this special place with everyone, and look forward to seeing you up on High Knob on Sept 29th!
Check back here for updates like a full schedule of hikes, as the event approaches!