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Take “A Walk on the Wild Side” at FENCE, Sept. 9

Carlton Burke will be visiting FENCE and leading a nature hike on the property. Meet at the FENCE nature center at 9am on Saturday, September 9th for a guided hike with local naturalist, Carlton Burke. He brings along much expertise about the natural world! This hike will focus on all things encountered along the way and is appropriate for all ages. 

Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who resides in Mills River, North Carolina. He took an early retirement in 2005 from the Western North Carolina Nature Center where he had been on staff for over 25 years, serving most of that time as the Curator of Exhibits. He currently operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, an educational service which offers live wildlife and nature programs to various organizations such as schools and camps. Burke is a NC State and Federally Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and Licensed NC State Wildlife Damage Control Agent. 

We hope to see you at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center for this great family friendly program! This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. FENCE is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road in Tryon. For more information about this event or upcoming events please visit our website www.fence.org or contact us by phone 828-859-9021.   

Submitted by Amy Schmitte