For the November 16th Meeting, John Carpenter has arranged for Arch members to participate in the annual NCWRC Red-cockaded Woodpecker Walk.
We will spend the day walking through upland longleaf pine stands that are scheduled to be burned next year while looking for new RCW cavity trees and updating the status of existing ones. This will be a great opportunity for people to get out of the office and experience a day in one of southeastern NC’s best examples of the longleaf pine ecosystem.
Participants should bring a lunch and expect to walk on uneven terrain for several hours. It will also be a good idea to bring water and shoes that can get a little wet.
We will meet at the Holly Shelter Depot (7471 Shaw Hwy, Rocky Point, NC 28457 - https://goo.gl/maps/uqVhfMmQ2Yp) promptly at 8 am.
After a brief introduction, we will break into groups and venture out into the game land. If you plan to come, please RSVP to John Carpenter (firstname.lastname@example.org) by next Wednesday (11/9) so we’ll know how many groups to prepare for. If you need to leave early, feel free to drive yourself, otherwise we will try to carpool to and from the depot as much as possible.