Upcoming Events
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
1:30 p.m. Spruce-Fir Forest Exploration – Joe McGuiness – (9 Adventurers maximum)
Join Joe on an easy hike through the Spruce – Fir Forest on top of the Roan. There are many rare native plants on top of the mountain. Many of these plants were left on top on the mountain when the glaciers receded 10,000 years ago.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
1:30 p.m. Birds of Roan Mountain – Adrianna Nelson – (9 Adventurers maximum)
Join Adrianna in the Roan Highlands to learn about the birds that make this mountain top their home. Adrianna will share her discoveries and her enthusiasm for birds of all kinds.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
1:30 p.m. Rare Air High Forest Adventure – Ken Turner – (9 Adventurers maximum)
This is an easy 1 mile walk through the Rare Air High Forest of Roan Mountain. The Adventure will go through natural rhododendron and Frasier Fir forest at the 6,000 ft. elevation to the Roan High Bluff overlook. This is a great place to breathe in the rare air.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
1:30 p.m. Bugs of Roan Mountain – Cade Campbell – (9 Adventurers maximum)
Join Cade on the Roan Highland Balds to discover the high elevation birds and bugs. Cade has researched several of the habitats on the highlands.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
10:30 a.m. Salamander Adventure – Dale Ledford (9 Adventurers maximum)
Discover why the Southern Appalachian Mountains are known world over as the salamander capital of the world. This is a hands on Adventure. You will be finding salamanders yourself. And you will learn why they really like Roan Mountain.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
10:30 a.m. Young Naturalists Adventure - Cade Campbell (9 Adventurers maximum)
This is an exciting new Adventure. Cade will teach Adventurers to explore nature and share their discoveries with the use of a smart phone. The Adventurers will need to bring their own smart phone with iNaturalists already loaded. Cade will show them how to record and log their observations.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
10:30 a.m. Animal Signs Adventure – Joe McGuiness – (9 Adventurers maximum)
Join Joe on an Adventure to learn how to observe all kinds of animal signs. Is it an animal’s house? Is it leftovers from an animal’s meal? Did an animal leave tracks in the sand by the creek? You will learn what animal signs tell you.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
10:30 a.m. Wet Rocks Geology - Jeremy Stout (9 Adventurers maximum)
The Doe River has been washing rocks down from Roan Mountain for as long as there has been a mountain. You will get in the creek (bring creek shoes) and discover all kinds of rocks that once were up on the mountain.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
9:00 a.m. Animal Signs Adventure - Joe McGuiness (9 Adventurers maximum)
Join Joe on an Adventure to learn how to observe all kinds of animal signs. Is it an animal’s house? Is it leftovers from an animal’s meal? Did an animal leave tracks in the sand by the creek? You will learn what animal signs tell you
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
9:00 a.m. Young Naturalists Adventure - Cade Campbell (9 Adventurers maximum)
This is an exciting new Adventure. Cade will teach Adventurers to explore nature and share their discoveries with the use of a smart phone. The Adventurers will need to bring their own smart phone with iNaturalists already loaded. Cade will show them how to record and log their observations.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
9:00 a.m. Salamander Adventure – Dale Ledford (9 Adventurers maximum)
Discover why the Southern Appalachian Mountains are known world over as the salamander capital of the world. This is a hands on Adventure. You will be finding salamanders yourself. You will learn why they really like Roan Mountain.
Sat, Aug 01
Roan Mountain State Park
9:00 a.m. Wet Rocks Geology - Jeremy Stout (9 Adventurers maximum)
Leader Jeremy Stout - The Doe River has been washing rocks down from Roan Mountain for as long as there has been a mountain. You will get in the creek (bring creek shoes) and discover all kinds of rocks that once were up on the mountain.
Fri, Jul 31
Roan Mountain State Park
9:00 p.m. Lightening Bug Adventure – Cade Campbell – (9 Adventurers maximum)
Join Cade for an exciting Nighttime Adventure. You will be in search of lightening bugs. The purpose is to observe the differences in species. Bring your flashlight.
Fri, Jul 31
Roan Mountain State Park
9:00 p.m. Moth Party – Larry McDaniel – (9 Adventurers maximum at a time)
Larry will have a Moth Party at the Amphitheater. You can drop by, as space permits, and learn about the great diversity of night-life that comes to your porch light at night.
Fri, Jul 31
Roan Mountain State Park
8:15 p.m. Birds, Ferns, and Dinosaurs: Social Distancing in the Natural World – Jeremy Stout – (40 Adventurers maximum)
Keeping our distance is nothing new… the plant and animal worlds have been doing it forever! Jeremy Stout will tell stories of standoffishness from our past and present biodiversity.

In addition to rallies, the Friends of Roan Mountain provides volunteer labor and grants to support Roan Mountain State Park and the U. S. Forest Service in their naturalist and environmental missions, as well as scientific studies and conservation and restoration projects on the Roan.  

The photos on this website are all by Jerry Greer. See more of his photos at www.jerrygreerphotography.com

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The Friends of Roan Mountain, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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