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April 2018

2018 Breakfast With The Birds

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
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Free

When: Thursday, April 12 from 10 am to 1 pm Where: West Asheville Join us in partnership with members of the NC Audubon Society for a beginner birding walk in West Asheville! Spring is upon us and the Asheville birds are making quite an appearance. Our Breakfast With The Birds walk is an introductory level bird outing where participants will learn how to use binoculars as well as techniques to identify birds.  The outing will be a leisurely 2 mile…

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2018 April Wildflower Wednesday

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date:  Wednesday, April 25 Time:   11:00-3:00pm Location:  Sandy Mush Farming Community Cost:  This hike is free for SAHC members and Earth Month Volunteers, $10 for non-members/non-volunteers. This outing is part of WNC for the Planet,  A group of environmental nonprofits working together to better our Appalachian region.  To celebrate Earth Month there will be an optional hour of fun volunteer work pulling garlic mustard on this outing.  If you decide to stay and volunteer there will be no cost to the…

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2018 Golden-winged Warblers! At Yellow Mountain State Natural Area, NC

April 29 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
$100

 A partnership outing with Ventures Birding and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Date:  Sunday, April 29, 2018 Time:  6:30 AM Departure: Meet and carpool from Ingles near Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 915 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville Price: $100 – Includes a delicious picnic lunch & membership to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. A special day trip spent at a state natural area near Roan Mountain learning about the conservation of the Golden-winged Warbler and the natural history of the Roan Highlands from SAHC Board…

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May 2018

2018 Leave No Trace Trainer Course

May 3 @ 10:00 am - May 4 @ 3:00 pm
Highlands of Roan

Date: Thursday May 3- Friday May 4 Location: The Appalachian Trail in the Highlands of Roan Cost: FREE for all participants and meals will be provided Join us for a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course in the Roan Highlands! This course is great for trip leaders, Scout leaders, camp staff,  college students, school teachers, and outdoor enthusiasts. This specific course, facilitated by two LNT Master Educators, will train participants in LNT outdoor ethics and provide them with the tools needed to educate others…

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2018 Breakfast with the Birds

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hominy Creek River Park, 194 Hominy Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
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When: Thursday, May 17 from 10 am to 12 pm Where: West Asheville Join us in partnership with members of the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society for a beginner birding walk in West Asheville! Spring is upon us and the Asheville birds are making quite an appearance. Our Breakfast With The Birds walk is an introductory level bird outing where participants will learn how to use binoculars as well as techniques to identify birds.  The outing will be a leisurely 2…

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2018 Birds and Beer

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven Street
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Date: Tuesday May 22 Time: 4:00- 7:00 pm Location: New Belgium Brewing Company, Asheville, NC Cost: FREE for all participants. Registration is required. Join us for our first "Birds and Beer" walk with New Belgium Brewing Company! Have you ever wondered what species of birds live along the French Broad River? The "Birds and Beer" walk is a great way to learn about local birds while spending time at a fun brewery in Asheville. Our leisurely walk will take place…

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2018 Rocky Fork Hike

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Date: Saturday, May 26 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Rocky Fork State Park Difficulty: 6-7 Moderately Strenuous Cost: Free! Come join SAHC and the Rocky Fork State Park for a wonderful afternoon of hiking and learning as Rocky Fork Ranger, Tim Pharis, will share his knowledge of the cultural and natural history of the area.  Rocky Fork is located along the East Tennessee/North Carolina border in the counties of Unicoi and Greene.  The 2,508 acre park was officially opened in 2015 and has been called a…

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2018 May Wildflower Wednesday

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date:  Wednesday, May 30 Time:   11:00-3:00pm Location:   Prices Creek Preserve near Burnsville, NC Cost:  This hike is free for SAHC members and $10 for non-members Enjoy a wildflower memorial hike to honor our friend Bill Popper and his dedication to preserving the 573-acre property he loved.  The hike will take us through a primarily Northern Hardwood Forest ecosystem. Once we get off the gravel road, we will cross into the property and hop onto an old logging road and head towards a nice spot along the creek to…

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June 2018

2018 Roan Highlands Birding Hike

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Highlands of Roan

Join us for a Spring Birding hike in the Roan Highlands! With its unique habitats, this area is known to be the nesting site of some rare migratory birds. SAHC works to maintain ideal habitats for these birds and we hope to observe a few on this hike! The hike will be approximately 2 miles and it will travel through different habitats including open meadows, streams, and forested areas. There are a few gradual uphill sections on the trail, but…

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2018 June Jamboree

June 9
Highlands of Roan
Free

Registration for the 2018 June Jamboree has now closed. The Social Time:  2-4 pm After your adventure on your Jamboree outing be sure to stop by our afternoon social where friends and family can gather and share hike experiences while learning about SAHC’s recent accomplishments, including land protection and stewardship news. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. This years social will be at our Big Rock Creek Preserve.  The Big Rock Creek property, formerly the home of Trailridge summer…

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