Fall Naturalists’ Rally

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Fall Naturalists’ Rally

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - September 12 @ 4:00 pm

The 55th annual fall gathering of nature enthusiasts of all stripes! Fellowship over dinner, enjoy informative lectures, explore trails on guided hikes and bird watching excursions, etc. Led by Friends of Roan Mountain.

For more info please contact F.O.R.M. at 423- 543-7576 or visit www.friendsofroanmtn.org.

FRIDAY SEPT 8: All activities take place at Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center.
reservation by deadline of Tuesday, September 5
Using Sequences, Songs, and Serendipity to Understand Eastern North American Birds – Dr Andy Jones
9:00 PM Moth Party (E/Kf) Larry McDaniel
SATURDAY SEPT 9: Unless otherwise noted, field
trips will carpool (Cp) from the field adjacent to the cabin
area entrance.
6:30 AM Early Birds Trip (E/Cp) Lee & Lois Herndon Chapter TOS.
8:30 AM Field trips:

1. Birds (E/Cp) Lee & Lois Herndon Chapter TOS
2. Great Goldenrods & Graminods—Hike to Grassy
Ridge (S/Cp) Frosty Levy & Jamie Donaldson
3. Wildflowers (E, Cp) Guy Mauldin
4. Nature Hike Bingo! (A/Kf/Cp) Meg Guy
5. Mushrooms (E/Cp) Ken Crouse & Cindy Fowler
6. Spiders (E/Cp/Kf) T. J. Jones
7. Hughes Gap to Carver’s Gap (S/Cp) Tim McDowell
(6.6 mile hike, bring lunch, water, rain gear)
8. History of Roan Mountain (E/Kf ) Jennifer Bauer
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Conference Center activities:

1. Flint Knapping (Kf) Bob Estep
2. Fossil Casting for All Ages (Kf) Mick Whitelaw,
ETSU Dept. of Geology and Geoscience Club
12:00 PM Lunch – Bag lunches at Conference Center
by pre-paid reservation only (deadline Tues April 25)
or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
12:00 PM Nature Images Slide Show during lunch Marty Silver

2:00 PM Field trips:
1. Stream Ecology (E/Kf/W/Cp) Bart Carter & Gary Barrigar
2. Geology of Roan Mountain (M/Cp) Mick Whitelaw
3. Nature Hike (Kf, Cp) Will Miller
4. Butterflies & Other Insects (E,Cp) Larry McDaniel
5. Nature Hike – Carver’s Gap to Roan High Knob (M/Cp) Pat Gagan
6. Wildlife Tracking (E/Kf) Marty Silver
7. Mosses & Liverworts (E/Cp) Jim Goldsmith
8. Birds of the Roan Highlands (E, Kf, Cp) Dr. Andy Jones
9. Salamanders (E, Kf, Cp) Marquette Crockett
6:30 PM BUFFET DINNER – at Roan Mtn. State
Park Conference Center: requires PREPAID
Reservation by deadline of Tuesday, September 5

Birds of Prey: Ranger Marty Silver
9:00 PM Moth Party (E/Kf) Larry McDaniel
SUNDAY SEPT 10: Field trips will leave from the field
adjacent to the cabin area entrance.
9:00 AM Field trips
1. Birds (E/Cp) Lee & Lois Herndon Chapter TOS
2. Rare Plants of the Roan Highlands (E/Cp) Gary Kaufman
2:00 PM
1. Butterflies and Other Insects (E/Kf/Cp) Don Holt
2. Birds of Prey (E, Kf) Roan Mountain State Ranger


September 10 @ 3:00 pm
September 12 @ 4:00 pm