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Blue Ghost Firefly Twilight Tours

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to a very unique creature that some say resembles a collection of fairies carrying blue candles through the forest. The Blue Ghost Firefly (Phausis reticulata) is a secretive, hard-to-find native insect that calls our area home, and for a very short amount of time in late Spring, they inhabit […]

$25 – $50

Celebrate National “Get Outdoors Day” at the Cradle of Forestry

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at the Cradle of Forestry Saturday June 12th 10am to 4pm Free Admission for everyone! The Cradle of Forestry in America is celebrating National Get Outdoors Day by offering FREE Admission to everyone! Our three miles of paved trails offer a great introduction to the forest for families and those new […]

Free

Macro Photography Workshop at the Cradle

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

Capture the magic of macro photography with one of the Southeast's best-known macro teachers, Les Saucier. Les and Janet will lead participants through a day in the forest at the Cradle of Forestry to photograph summer flowers, mountain ferns, carpets of lush moss and seasonal insects, all up-close and personal through your macro lens. Whether […]

$175

Junior Forester Program

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

Foresters continually work to protect plants, animals and water quality of our western North Carolina forests. What can we do whenever we are exploring the forests to do the same? This summer we are exploring themes inspired by Leave No Trace, highlighting each one of their principles to minimize our impacts in the outdoors. Each […]

$3 – $5.00

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club Summer Nature Series: Wednesday or Thursdays from June 13 to August 2,   10:30 a.m. – noon. Woodsy Owl is the USDA Forest Service’s conservation symbol whose motto is “Lend a hand, care for the land!” * Each day an outdoor-oriented activity explores a different forest related theme. * Designed to engage […]

$3 – $5

National Get Outdoors Day

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

The Cradle of Forestry celebrates National Get Outdoors Day, established in 2008 by the USDA Forest Service to encourage Americans, especially youth, to seek out healthy, active outdoor lifestyles, connect with nature, and embrace public lands. The day includes skill teaching and demonstrations by the area’s outdoor recreation community. Admission to the site is free […]

Gazers of the Galaxy

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

Have you ever gazed up at the night sky…and wondered? We’ll be meeting up with our friends from Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) to learn about star-gazing equipment, telescope use and what constellations you might see during a summer in the mountains. In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, PARI Educators will move the […]

$20

Gazers of the Galaxy

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

Have you ever gazed up at the night sky…and wondered? We’ll be meeting up with our friends from Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) to learn about star-gazing equipment, telescope use and what constellations you might see during a summer in the mountains. In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, PARI Educators will move the […]

$20

Take A Picture! Landscape Photography for Beginners

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

You’re in the mountains! Who wouldn’t want the perfect picture? Professional photographer and Blue Moon Gallery owner, Rob Travis, will spend the day with a small intimate group to introduce the concept of still life photography in an outdoor setting. Rob will discuss everything from macrophotography to digital SLR to taking the perfect picture on […]

$65

The Cradle Creeps at Night!

Cradle of Forestry Heritage Site Please call for directions, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

When the gates are locked for the night, who knows what nocturnal creatures call the Cradle of Forestry home? Join us for a night of exploration as our team of Naturalists talk about who comes out when the sun goes down, then leads a night hike along the paved trails of the Cradle in search […]

$15

Check hours of operation before visiting a business. Be prepared with water, food, and first-aid supplies when exploring outdoors.