Spring migration of songbirds through the Southeast

Published 9:38 am Tuesday, April 9, 2013

To get to Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take Hwy. 108 E and turn left on Hwy. 9 toward Lake Lure. Follow Hwy. 9 N for 5 miles and turn right onto McGuinn Road (at the Exxon station). Go 1 mile to the intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 2/10ths of a mile and take the first right onto Aden Green Road. Follow Aden green for 4/10ths of a mile and turn left on Herbarium Lane and into Walnut Creek Preserve.  Take the first left onto Conservatory Lane, which takes you to the parking area for the nature center.

Please note, Walnut Creek Preserve is privately owned and visitation is by invitation only.

Also on Monday, April 22, celebrate Earth Day with PAC.  PAC and the Tryon Garden Club will be showing the Green Fire, the first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, at Isothermal Community College at 7 p.m. This is a free event for all ages.  Light refreshments will be served.

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And, on Saturday, April 27, PAC and WCP will hold another program at the WCP nature center. Paul Molyneaux, author of A Child’s Walk in the Wilderness: An 8-Year-Old Boy and His Father Take on the Appalachian Trail, and his son Asher will be in town to do a special presentation. The presentation will highlight their experiences and adventures from their journey hiking the AT, as well as some of their pictures taken along the trail. If you’ve ever daydreamed about hiking the AT, this is a must see presentation, for all ages.

For more information or directions from another location, please contact the Pacolet Area Conservancy at 828-859-5060 or email: landprotection@pacolet.org.

PAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization (land trust) founded in 1989 to protect and conserve the area’s natural resources (PACs mission). PAC works with area landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property through voluntary conservation easements (agreements) which enable landowners to maintain ownership of their property, preserving precious natural resources (open lands, forests, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, farmland, stream banks, etc.), and potentially obtain significant federal, state and local tax benefits. PACs vision is a community living and growing in harmony with our natural resources and or goal is to provide a legacy that will endure and be valued by generations to come. PAC works diligently to provide leadership to encourage conservation and provide education programs emphasizing native species appreciation and responsible land use practices to help – save the places you love.