Animals of Appalachia topic of PAC presentation

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and the Landrum Library invite the public to attend a free presentation on “Animals of Appalachia” presented by Emily Walker, groups and education manager at Chimney Rock State Park.

The program will be held at the Landrum Library, 111 East Asbury Drive, Landrum, S.C., on Tuesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. as part of the Landrum Library’s Summer Reading Program – Family Fun Night.

During her presentation, Walker will teach participants about wildlife that is indigenous to the area, their characteristics, threats to certain populations, and what you can do to coexist with our sometimes misunderstood neighbors.

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The interactive program will feature live animals, so this will be a great program for adults and children alike.

Emily Walker, who had a background as a wildlife rehabilitator before working at Chimney Rock State Park, joined the park in 2005 in hopes of sharing her passion for the outdoors and wildlife with the community.

This program is made possible thanks to a Free Community Events grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

The next scheduled program at the Landrum Library will take place on August 30 when naturalist Tim Lee will present “Bioluminescence: From Fireflies to Fungi” at 6:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the PAC website,, for more upcoming events.

– article submitted
by Pam Torlina