NC Arboretum: At Your Own Risk: Outdoor Safety & Precautions

July 13, 2024
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806

Watch your Step! Don’t touch that! Is it poisonous? This specially-priced class will help you learn to identify those plants and animals that could be harmful or unpleasant should you get too close! Some of the hazards we’ll see and discuss include bees and other stinging insects, venomous snakes and spiders, ticks, and poisonous plants and mushrooms. We’ll break for lunch, so bring a lunch or purchase lunch onsite at the Bent Creek Bistro, and hope to spend some time outside in the forest.

Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, an educational service which offers wildlife and nature educational programs throughout western North Carolina. He also was on the staff of the western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville for over 25 years as the Curator of Exhibits. Carlton co-hosts a weekly radio program NATURE NEWS and is also a NC state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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