Hiking 1 mile in the morning in the Trinity Center reserve; uneven, sandy ground; golf cart available. Getting on/off a charter bus; driving about 15 miles, approximately 30 minutes to Rachel Carson Reserve. Boarding a passenger ferry; disembarking onto sandy beach by ladder. Water shoes, chacos, or tevas recommended for wet surfaces.
In the Trinity dining room, we’ll enjoy a buffet, plus coffee, tea, juice, milk, water.
We will have a presentation about the National Lands and Parks in Coastal North Carolina as well as the habitats found here, and then explore some of these habitats in our 62-acre reserve with one of Trinity Center’s Educators.
In the Trinity dining room, we’ll enjoy a buffet plus coffee, tea (hot/iced/sweetened/unsweetened), milk, water.
We’ll head out by passenger ferry to Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve, named for the renowned environmentalist and author of ‘Silent Spring.’ This half-mile interpretive trail on the west side of the Rachel Carson Reserve highlights the area’s common species and special features. The trail meanders through mudflats, uplands, and salt marshes, illustrating the various unique environments found in estuarine systems. A small herd of feral horses roams the islands and over 200 bird species have been recorded here.
Dining room buffet.
Local historian Rodney Kemp will join us to talk about the history, culture, and linguistics of the surrounding area.