Join us on Saturday, February 16, for the 6th Annual Friends of Roan Mountain Winter Naturalists' Rally.
Start the morning by the fireplace in the Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center.
Some of our favorite research biologists will be speaking:
• Xtreme Roan Adventures leader, Nora Schubert, will discuss her research on the golden-winged warbler on the mountain.
• Famous goatherd, Jamey Donaldson, will bring us up to date on the Baatay Goat Project and his new research on the extremely rare green alder balds of Roan Mountain.
Then your choice of hikes in the afternoon. Including another XRA favorite: Marty Silver, leading an animal tracking hike along the Doe River.
A good day to get out of the cabin and on the mountain. Share the Adventure with friends.
Here are two great ideas for a Roan Mountain Christmas:
The Baa-iley the Goat book would bake a great Christmas gift for a little Adventurer. This book helps to support the Baa-tany Goat Project. The Baa-tany Goat Project is the effort to preserve and restore the Grassy Balds by using Angora goats in the summer to stop the invasive blackberries from taking over.
For more Adventure, this is the best book on all of Roan Mountain. Jennifer Bauer's Roan Mountain: History of an Appalachian Treasure is the most complete book on the Roan. She has been actively studying and writing about the Roan since she was a little girl. This is a great resource for any Adventurer.
Get your copy at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor's Center Gift Shop (423) 772-3303