2023 Spring Flora and Fauna Tour

Saturday, April 29, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a guided walk to discover native plants, butterflies, and birds!

Join Duke Forest for our annual Spring Flora and Fauna tour! Led jointly by Dr. Nicki Cagle, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science and Policy and Associate Dean of DEI at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and Duke Forest Executive Director, Sara Childs, tour participants will spend the morning hiking along the forested slopes and rocky New Hope Creek banks tucked within Gate 26 in the Korstian Division. Under Nicki and Sara’s guidance, together we’ll discover some of the many species that call Duke Forest home, find what’s in bloom (it’s been a warm, early spring, but hopefully we’ll catch the tail-end of blooming spring ephemerals), and learn a few plant and animal identification how to’s along the way. We hope you’ll join us!

Where: Duke Forest Gate 26, located along Whitfield Road in Durham.

Accessibility: The Spring Flora and Fauna Tour will include an approximately 1-mile loop hike on gravel roads and unpaved, dirt foot trails. Some stretches of the hike include short uphill and downhill sections and rocky, uneven ground surfaces alongside New Hope Creek. No bathrooms are available. Parking is available and will be directed by Duke Forest staff.

Space is limited to 25 participants. Please register here.

Once tour slots are filled, we will keep a waitlist, and inform interested participants if and when spaces become available. Full tour details will be sent to all confirmed participants the week of April 24th.





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