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Speaker Series: Whoo Gives a Hoot

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Date: August 20, 2022

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve

Speakers: Emily Walker and Margeau Lance of Chimney Rock State Park


Owls are one of the most fascinating, but rarely seen, nocturnal creatures, but what makes them so special? Chimney Rock State Park Naturalists will teach you about our native species and the unique characteristics that make them efficient predators and the important role they play in our ecosystem.  You’ll even get a chance to meet a couple of special animal ambassadors and see their beauty and incredible characteristics up close!  So bring the kids!  This is sure to be fun for the whole family!


Emily Walker, Director of Chimney Rock Management, is a naturalist, educator, and lifetime lover of the outdoors. She has been with Chimney Rock State Park since 2005. Emily enjoys spending time hiking with her family and wrangling her menagerie of animals.

Margeau Lance, Trails/Naturalist Manager of Chimney Rock Management, has always had a love of wildlife and the outdoors, and now she gets to educate others about the environment and work with the Chimney Rock’s animal ambassadors every day. Margeau has a passion for traveling, especially anywhere tropical.



As of 3/7/22 and until further notice, due to CDC guidelines, Conserving Carolina’s COVID policy states – provided our county’s COVID-19 community level stays in the “medium” to “low” level, determined by the CDC – we are no longer requiring masks indoors and there is no need for proof of vaccination and/or negative test.  We are still limiting numbers to half capacity, 50.   *This is subject to change if our community level increases or something unforeseen occurs with the virus.  Of course, we encourage participants to do what makes them comfortable.

Polk County is currently in the “Low” COVID-19 Community Level and the CDC’s current recommendations are:


*Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).  Thank you.


Contact Pam Torlina, [email protected], with questions or for more information.


RSVP August Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve

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We're looking forward to seeing you on August 20th!

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August 20
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve
179 Wood Thrush Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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