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July 2022

Adult Field Course: Fungi in the Cloud Forest

July 23, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$51.00 – $60.00 Sold out
Fungi in the Park Grandfather

This event is SOLD OUT. The southern Appalachians are world-renowned for different types of fungi, from mushrooms to lichens, and is home to more than 2,000 species. Here's a chance to observe many kinds of fungi at higher elevations and learn how to identify them by size, shape, and color. We'll take several short hikes and through these field explorations learn about the fungal habitats, toxicology and the important roles fungi play in the forest ecosystem. We will collect representatives…

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August 2022

Adult Field Course – Salamanders: Why Grandfather Mountain is a Hotspot for Biodiversity

August 20, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$51.00 – $60.00 10 tickets left
Salamanders on Grandfather Mountain

During this Adult Field Course, receive an overview of salamander diversity in the southern Appalachians with a particular focus of species at Grandfather Mountain. Due to the unique ecological zones at Grandfather Mountain, there is an amazing diversity of salamanders and is home to the type locality of two endemic species (Plethodon welleri and Desmognathus marmoratus). Participants are encouraged to bring questions regarding amphibians to discuss. Participants also take part in a salamander survey on Grandfather to understand how diversity…

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Adult Field Course: Using Tree Rings to Observe Endangered Tree Species Through Time

August 27, 2022 @10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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$51.00 – $60.00 13 tickets left
Trees in fog on Grandfather Mountain

Join Appalachian State University professor Dr. Saskia van de Gevel on a trip through time, using tree rings to observe endangered tree species through the decades. 

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September 2022

Adult Field Course: The Birds of Grandfather Mountain – The Wonders of Migration

September 17, 2022 @8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A broad-winged hawk perched on a tree branch at Grandfather Mountain

Participants will visit several locations on Grandfather Mountain to learn about the diversity of migrants and the timing and mechanics of migration — and hopefully see dozens of species using Grandfather as a staging area on their long flights to Central and South America.

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October 2022

Adult Field Course: Grandfather’s Starry Skies

October 22, 2022 @5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Mountain's Mile High Swinging Bridge under a starry sky

Join Dr. Stephan Martin for a field course on creating familiarity with the night sky and learning the basics of stargazing, which can then be applied on your own on any clear night throughout the year.

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Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646
1-800-468-7325

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
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