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Winter Naturalists’ Rally

February 17

16th Annual Friends of Roan Mountain Winter Naturalists’ Rally

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Join Friends of Roan Mountain on Saturday, February 17th at Roan Mountain State Park for a winter celebration of the Roan Highlands!

Since 2007 the Winter Naturalists’ Rally has drawn hardy nature enthusiasts from far and wide to Roan Mountain on a Saturday close to Valentine’s Day. The 2024 Winter Rally continues this celebration of our natural world by providing expert speakers on topics concerning the environs of the Roan Highlands. Top naturalists volunteer their time and energy to make the event both enjoyable and educational for people of all ages.

Speakers include:

Dr. Trevor Chapman
“Northern Gray-Cheeked Salamanders in the Southern Appalachian Highlands”

Becky Smucker
“Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts in Roan Mountain State Park”

Dr. Rebecca Fletcher
“Appalachian Foodways: A Seasonal Approach to Farming and Wildcrafting”

For more information and to register visit


February 17


Roan Mountain State Park
1015 HWY 143
Roan Mountain, Tennessee 37687


Friends of Roan Mountain
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