39th Annual Spring Nature Festival - Warriors' Path State Park

39th Annual Spring Nature Festival - Warriors' Path State Park

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Here’s a complete listing of the Spring Nature Festival schedule:

(Be sure to come dressed for the weather, and wear proper hiking footwear).


7:00 PM ANIMAL TRACKING AND SIGNS - Our fellow creatures leave a variety of living stories. Learn to read tracks and other signs of wildlife activity. Join Ranger Marty Silver.

7:30 PM MOTHS - Enjoy a short slide-illustrated talk on these lovely fliers of the night. Meet with Larry McDaniel of Steele Creek Park.

8:00 PM NIGHT HABITATS WALK - Rangers Marty Silver and Brian Glover of Warriors’ Path will guide us on a night discovery walk.


7:30 AM BIRDLIFE SEMINAR - Gain new insights into the lives and habits of our common birds. Bill Grigsby and other members of Birding Kingsport will share their deep understanding of spring birds.

8:00 AM BIRD WALK - Bill Grigsby (and other members of Birding Kingsport) will help us understand and identify spring birds and bird behavior.

9:00 AM NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR - Richard Siggins and Jeff Sturgill, expert nature photographers, will give us tips for better photography outdoors.

10:00 AM PHOTOGRAPHY WALK - Try the skills you learned at the photo seminar, or just enjoy the spring scenery. Richard Siggins and Ranger Jane Switzer will be our guides on this hike.

11:30 AM PLANTS & POLLINATORS SEMINAR - Don Holt and Larry McDaniel, Naturalists from Steele Creek Park, will acquaint us with spring plants and the butterflies and other creatures that pollinate them.

12:30 PM PLANTS & POLLINATORS WALK - Our guides, Larry McDaniel and Don Holt, will bring us to a bright display of spring wildflowers and their amazing insect pollinators on this ramble through the Overlook.

1:00 PM STREAM ECOLOGY SEMINAR - Gary Barrigar and Cathy Landy of Boone Watershed Partnership will help us discover the incredible life of flowing waters.

1:30 PM CREEK WALK - Walk through the clear cool waters of Fall Creek, to experience a living community. Wear old clothes and sneakers, and meet Cathy Landy and Gary Barrigar.

3:00 PM GEOLOGY SEMINAR - Jeremy Stout of Steele Creek Park and Will Miller of TDEC will offer special insights into the importance of those rocks beneath the spring landscape.

4:00 PM GEOLOGY WALK - Take a walk along a stony river bank, and learn the dynamic stories of a changing land. Hike with Jeremy Stout andWill Miller.

5:00 PM PLANTS OF THE DOLOMITE CLIFFS - Come learn the spring trees and plants of this unique habitat. Enjoy a botanical expedition through the world of springtime green life. Guest leaders are Dr. Frosty Levy, ETSU Botanist, and Connie Deegan, Naturalist for JC Parks.

7:00 PM SUNSET WALK - There’s no better place to observe the land than in these old fields and forested ridges. Come watch the evening darken the spring landscape, in one of the richest wildlife habitats in our park. Our leaders will be Kevin Hamed of VA Highlands Community College, and Connie Deegan of Johnson City Parks.

9:00 PM SPRING NIGHT SKIES - Gather beneath the dark sky and learn the lore of the spring stars. Jason Dorfman of Bays Mountain Park will share his knowledge and his astronomical tools.


9:30 AM WORSHIP SERVICE AND CONCERT - Share uplifting music and an inspiring message with Eric Fields and the Worship Team from Grace Bible Church.

10:30 AM SPRING LANDSCAPES WALK - Reflect on the land’s rich gifts as we hike the Backbone Trail. Enjoy Sunday morning in the woods with Ranger Marty Silver.

Tags: Sports And Recreation

Event Details

Date: April 20, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

This event also occurs on 04/21/2018, 04/22/2018

Warrior's Path Park
490 Hemlock Road
Kingsport, Tennessee 37663


Warriors' Path State Park

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