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Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

July 1 – July 31

Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

All Month
Price:

* $10.00 / Feeds one bird a day
* $20.00 / Feeds two birds a day
* $30.00 / Feeds three birds a day
* $40.00 / Feeds four birds a day
* $50.00 / Feeds five birds a day
At Roan Mountain, we house, care for, and educate the public on a variety of native animals. We work under an educational permit from TWRA. Currently, we care for three birds of prey and several snakes! As you can imagine, caring for these animals is costly, as their food and health care are a specialty!
All of our animals are non-releasable for a variety of reasons. We frequently program with these animals and never charge for educational programs when using them. Here is your opportunity to support our educational wildlife program and help us care for these animals!
All donations will go to purchase food, pay vet bills, purchase gloves, tethers, falconry equipment, aquarium bedding, and to improve and build more housing facilities for our non-releasable birds of prey.
To donate click the green “Register for Event” button at the right. Your donation is a one-time payment. If you wish to cover more than one day, update the “ quantity” you wish to donate, or simply return to this page in future months.
Thank you for supporting our Wildlife Ambassadors at Roan Mountain State Park!

Saturday, July 17
The Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series 2021 will be held every Saturday through September from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Roan Mountain Community Park (19E behind the post office). Performing on Saturday, July 17, at 5 p.m. will be JB & Friends with John Bland, Acoustic/Electric Classic Oldies; and Brighten The Corner — Old Tyme String Band with Art Lang, Peggy Holsclaw, Charles Aldridge and Elle Hjemmet, at 6 p.m. Grab a lawn chair, pack a snack and come enjoy an evening on the Roan. All concerts are free admission.

Sunday, July 18
Forest Discovery Hike – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Meet at Visitor Center. Meet Marco for a 0.5-mile hike around the Cloudland nature loop trail to be a forest detective! Be sure to wear long pants, close toed shoes, and bring lots of water.

Partially Preserved – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Meet at Visitor Center. Join Marco for this short 0.5-mile hike around the Peg Leg Mine trail to discover the power of preservation. Be sure to wear long pants, close toed shoes, and bring lots of water.

Leave No Trace Hike – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Meet at Shelter 3. Let’s talk about leaving no trace as we hike through the 0.5-mile Tom Gray Trail. Be sure to wear long pants, close toed shoes, and bring lots of water.

Monday, July 19
Moonshiner’s Run Hike – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at Moonshine Run Trailhead. Join Marco for a 1.5-mile hike around the trail to find the slimy critters that call Roan Mountain home! Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and to bring plenty of water.

Lots of Leaves Hike – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Meet at Shelter 3. Some big, some small, leaves come in all shapes and sizes here at Roan Mountain! Join Marco as we listen to all the stories these leaves may tell us. Bring plenty of water, close toe shoes, and long pants for this trail.

Friday, July 23
Nature Journals – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Meet at Visitor Center. Join Marco to create your own “Nature Journal!” Your homemade book will be perfect to record all you have done and saw here at the park!

Leaf Rubbings – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Meet at Visitor Center. Let’s rub up against some nature discoveries as we explore all the textures and shapes of leaves! Meet Marco for the chance to see some amazing designs.

Tree Scavenger Hunt – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Visitor Center. Join Marco for a 0.5-mile hike around the Peg Leg Mine to identify some of our favorite shade givers! Be sure to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and bring plenty of water.

Saturday, July 24
Life Under Logs – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Meet at Park Headquarters – Every corner of this Earth is a home- and rotten logs are some of the best! Join Marco along this investigative hike to learn more about these unique habitats.

Insect Art – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Meet at Conference Center. Join Marco to create some critters that won’t “bug you” or fly away!

Plant Defenses – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Visitor Center. Join Marco as we investigate how plants have combatted the “war” against them! Make sure to bring long pants, close toed shoes, and plenty of water for this 0.5-mile hike.

Sunday, July 25
Good Morning Blue 2! – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Meet at Blue 2 Trailhead. Meet Marco for a 2-mile hike around the Blue 2 trail! Be sure to wear long pants, close toed shoes, and bring lots of water.

Spider Scavenger Hunt – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Meet at Visitor Center. Come along with Marco to discover more about our 8-legged neighbors! These tiny web-spinners have some incredible stories to tell. Bring long pants, plenty of water, and sturdy hiking shoes for this hike.

Butterfly Walk – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Meet at Miller Farmstead Parking Lot. Meet Marco to walk through our wildflower patches to locate some of our fluttery friends, the butterfly. Make sure to wear long pants and close toed shoes.

Monday, July 26
An Iron Hike – 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. -Meet at the Visitor Center. Meet Marco to discover signs of old mining operations and how nature has fought back! Please wear long pants, bring lots of water, and wear sturdy hiking shoes.