UCF Fall Nature Walk October 15

UCF’s Green Sanctuary and Adult RE Committees are pleased to announce a second fall nature walk, led by botanist and UCF member Tom Wentworth on Saturday, October 15, 2022. We’ll hike the Tideland National Recreation Trail from the Cedar Point Campground in the Croatan National Forest. This is about a 45-minute drive from either Jacksonville or the MHC/Beaufort area, but quite close to Cedar Point, Swansboro, Cape Carteret, and Emerald Isle. The hike will begin at 1:30 PM and take about 2 hours, depending on how often we stop. The easy 1.4 mi loop trail traverses salt marshes (on elevated boardwalks) and forested areas, skirting the edge of the White Oak River Estuary. Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, and otherwise dress for the weather. Recommended comfort items include a water bottle, light snack, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, and sunglasses. If you enjoy birdwatching and photography, don’t forget to bring your binoculars and camera. A light daypack is recommended for carrying all your “stuff.” This trip is limited to 15 people, and you must pre-register for the trip, first come, first served. Please contact Tom Wentworth if you wish to participate, or if you have questions about the trip, at tom_wentworth@ncsu.edu (twentwo@ncsu.edu also works). Tom will provide more information about the meeting location, liability waiver, etc. Please join us for a fun experience at a unique and beautiful natural area!