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‘Wildlife in Western North Carolina’ Aug. 10

Emily Walker with a woodchuck at an education program at Chimney Rock State Park. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

Emily Walker with a woodchuck at an education program at Chimney Rock State Park. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve (WCP) invite the public to attend “Wildlife in Western North Carolina” on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.  The interactive program will be presented by Chimney Rock State Park’s Naturalist, Emily Walker. Walker promises to bring in some live animals, so this will be a great program for adults and children alike, and there is no charge for the event.

Walker, who had a background as a wildlife rehabilitor before working with Chimney Rock State Management, joined the park in 2005 in hopes of sharing her passion for the outdoors and wildlife with students and other guests visiting the park.

In her presentation, “Wildlife in Western North Carolina,” Walker will help participants learn about wildlife indigenous to the area, their characteristics, threats to certain populations and what we can do to coexist with our sometimes misunderstood neighbors.