Snake Tales and Backyard Herbs Programs at Big South Fork
Contact: Sue Duncan, 423.286.7275
On Saturday, July 19, join Ranger Sue Duncan as she presents her “Snake Tales” program. For a number of people, snakes have a bad reputation but most varieties of snakes are quite harmless. Ranger Duncan will talk about some of the myths that surround snakes. She will also introduce a few of her “friends.” Everyone is invited to attend this free program. It will be held at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) at the Woodland Fire Circle behind Area B in the Bandy Creek Campground. In case of rain, the program will be moved to the Bandy Creek Visitor Center; please bring a chair.
On July 19 and 20, Park Guide Shauna Delk will talk about plants you may find in your backyard. Is it a weed or is it an herb? Will it help you or will it harm you? What is the history of these plants? Where can I find them? This program is the first in a series of four on wildcrafting. It is suitable for all ages. On Saturday, Ranger Delk will present the program at 4:00 p.m. EDT at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center. On Sunday, the program will take place at 3:00 p.m. EDT at the Scott County Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, located on Highway 27 just north of the junction of highways 27 and 63.
For additional information contact the park visitor center at 423-286-7275 or visit www.nps.gov/biso.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1990's black bear were released in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area to study relocation techniques and to determine whether adequate habitat existed in the area. There are now an estimated 40 - 50 bear living in and around the park. More...