Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
Harkers Island Visitor Center hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until further notice.
Sense and Survival Tours
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Harkers Island, NC -- Superintendent Russel J. Wilson announced Cape Lookout National Seashore’s first wild horse tour of the 2009 season will be Friday, June 12. Horse Sense and Survival is a walking tour following the wild Banker horses of Shackleford Banks.
The tours are led by Dr. Sue Stuska, wildlife biologist specializing in horses with the National Park Service at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Dr. Stuska’s intimate knowledge of the horses makes for an exciting and enlightening glimpse into the relationships, family bonds, behavior, and daily life of these wild animals.
Join Dr. Stuska for a day-long walking trip to find horses and watch their behavior. Come prepared for a day in the sun and for walking through dunes in deep sand. Comfortable closed-toe (for cactus) walking shoes that can get wet and muddy (and will stay on in the mud) are a must. Bring water, lunch/snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, a sun hat, binoculars, and camera with a telephoto lens.
Other tours are scheduled for the 2009 season: July 22, September 12, and October 18. Spaces on the tours are limited and reservations are required. The only charge is the ferry fee. If you use your own boat, there is no charge.
For reservations, meeting places, ferry costs, and other information on the trips, call 252-728-2250 ext. 3001.
Did You Know?
Cape Lookout National Seashore is home to many endangered and threatened species of plants and animals including the Seabeach Amaranth, Piping Plover, and Loggerhead sea turtle.