Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature is the Charlotte Chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. They have community events in and around the Charlotte area and they are family friendly and free. Their mission is “to educate and engage the citizens of the greater Charlotte region about the benefits of creating wildlife friendly communities”. The events are appropriate for the whole family.
Here’s what they’ve got coming up:
Grab your binoculars and get outside! Join us and our partners at CROWN (Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature) for a morning of kid-friendly nature exploration in McAlpine Creek Park.
CROWN’s “I Spy….” program offers free, family-friendly nature walks in Mecklenburg County parks, nature preserves, trails, and greenways. These programs are designed to introduce participants of all ages to the many wonders of nature in and around the Charlotte region.
This hike is offered for FREE by Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) and Carolina Thread Trail (CTT) in partnership with CROWN .
What is provided?
- A Carolina Thread Trail trip leader
- Information from CROWN on building your own backyard habitat
- Safety gear, first aid
What should you bring?
- Full water bottle
- Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
- Hat, sunscreen, bug spray
- Small daypack
- Optional items: camera, binoculars
Why Grow Natives?
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Discovery Place Nature, 1658 Sterling Road
Free event and free parking
Plants and wildlife have been coexisting for millions of years, establising specific checks and balances along the way. Both have become specialized and dependent on long term relationships that are now threateaned Learn how our local wildlife and insect populations depend on plants that are native to the same geographical regions and why some non-native plants can threaten the future of healthy ecosystems.