Upcoming Events
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
6:30 a.m. Sunrise Photography - Jerry Greer (9 participants maximum)
Bring you camera to join award-winning Jerry Greer to photograph the sunrise on top of Roan Mountain.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
8:30 a.m. Birding at Hampton Creek Cove - Philip Hylen (9 participants maximum)
Join Roan Mountain State Park Ranger Philip Hylen viewing birds at Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area, designated an "Important Bird Area" by the National Audubon Society. (Binoculars are recommended.)
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
8:30 a.m. Mushrooms of Roan Mountain - Ken Crouse & Cindy Fowler (9 participants maximum)
On this trip you will have the unique opportunity of searching for and identifying mushrooms on Roan Mountain with knowledgeable guides.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
8:30 a.m. Birding up to Carver's Gap - Roy Knispel (9 participants maximum)
Join Roy viewing birds from Roan Mountain State Park to Carver's Gap. (Binoculars are recommended.)
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
8:30 a.m. Useful Plants - Marty Silver (9 participants maximum)
Enjoy a ramble through a vegetation-rich corner of Hampton Creek Cove, as we share fascinating facts about plants useful to humans and to wildlife.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
10:30 a.m. Mammals of Roan Mountain - Cade Campbell (9 participants maximum)
Join Cade Campbell in search of mammals around the balds and spruce-fir forest of Roan Mountain. Unusual, high-elevation species such as Red Squirrel, Appalachian Cottontail and Rock Shrew will likely be gathering and feeding on the abundant fruits, seeds, insects and other bounty of the mountain.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
10:30 a.m. Nature Hike in Shell Hollow - Lisa Huff (9 participants maximum)
Join Tennessee State Naturalist Lisa Huff on a Nature Hike in Shell Hollow.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
10:30 Mosses and Liverworts of the Roan - Jim Goldsmith (9 participants maximum)
Join Jim exploring the mosses and liverworts on the Roan.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
10:30 a.m. Birding by Ear - Larry McDaniel (9 participants maximum)
Learning bird songs and calls is an indispensable skill for birding.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
1:00 p.m. Insect Songs - Cade Campell (9 participants maximum)
Join Cade Campbell in search of the fall chorus of Roan Mountain’s singing insects such as crickets, katydids and cicadas. In conjunction with an ongoing research project studying Roan Mountains’ diverse insect chorus, the group will be searching for and recording a wide variety of these insects.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
1:00 p.m. Mushrooms of Roan Mountain - Ken Crouse & Cindy Fowler (9 participants maximum)
On this trip you will have the unique opportunity of searching for and identifying mushrooms on Roan Mountain with knowledgeable guides.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
1:00 p.m. Identifying Plants in the Aster/Sunflower Family - Frosty Levy (15 participants maximum)
In this online Zoom event, participants will learn how to Identify, appreciate, and understand the pollinator importance of the diversity of the Aster/Sunflower Family. Prepare by having 3-5 flower specimens and any kind of hand lens/magnifier, and a small knife or safety razor.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
1:00 p.m. Beginning Nature Photography - Ranger Monica Johnson (9 participants manximum)
Bring your camera & join Roan Mountain State Park Ranger Monica to learn about nature photography.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
1:00 p.m. Wildlife Tracking - Ranger Marty Silver (9 participants maximum)
Every wild creature leaves hints and signs of its daily behavior. Take a walk in the park as we learn to read tracks, dens, scats, and other clues to our wild neighbors.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
3:00 p.m. Salamanders - Tyler Wicks (9 participants maximum)
Join ETSU graduate student Tyler Wicks to explore the hidden world of salamanders on the Roan.
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
3:00 p.m. Butterflies and Other Insects - Larry McDaniel (9 participants maximum)
Join Larry on this trip in Roan Mountain State Park to view butterflies and other insects. (Binoculars are recommended)
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
3:00 a.m. Geologic Hike to Raven Rock - Jeremy Stout (9 participants maximum)
Jeremy Stout will lead a moderately strenuous 2+ mile hike where you’ll see evidence of volcanism, earthquakes, and prehistoric ecosystems long gone!
Sat, Sep 12
Roan Mountain State Park
3:00 p.m. Pollinator Wildflowers - Ranger Phillip Hylen (9 participants maximum)
Join Roan Mountain State Park Ranger Phillip Hylen on this wildflower trip to Hampton Creek Cove.

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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