Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest is hosting a fun and free event for all ages. For kids enrolled in the ecoEXPLORE program, a bird identification hike celebrating the February Ornithology badge will advance your skills for bird watching. We’ll have a presentation from Longleaf Alliance staff at 11:15 a.m. for those interested in learning more about longleaf ecosystems and how they flourish thanks to fire. Want to snap a selfie with Smokey Bear or Burner Bob? Join them for a picnic and story time at 12:15 p.m.! There will also be stations for crafts, games and much more! Prizes too! Bring a bagged lunch, water bottle and a lawn chair for the picnic. Participants in the ecoEXPLORE program from 10-11 a.m. must register in advance.
For more information, call the TCESF office at 910-588-4161.