RMR-076: Meet Jess Schaner, Roan Mountain Naturalist for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for 2017

Meet the Southern Appalachian Highlands Roan Naturalist for 2017 S.A.H.C. Roan Naturalist Jess Schaner One foggy afternoon I met Jess Schaner on the Appalachian Trail at Carver’s Gap. She was on the job. Her job is to meet visitors to the Roan Highlands … Continue reading

RMR-075: 71st Rhododendron Festival (June 17-18) Changing Lives

71st Annual  Rhododendron Festival June 17-18 The 71st Annual Rhododendron Festival is more than just another festival. It is changing lives. There are good reasons this Festival attracts thousand of visitors to Roan Mountain.  High-quality crafts and art, good food … Continue reading

RMR-074: Nature Hike Bingo with Ranger Meg Guy – A great way to get Kids out in the Woods

Nature Hike Bingo! with Ranger Meg Guy 8:30 Saturday at the Friends of Roan Mountain 59th Annual Spring Naturalists’ Rally Register and Pay Online !  What a great idea! This is a fun game to teach kids about the outdoors. … Continue reading

RMR-073: Bees for Birders: Discovering Native Bee Watching Through Binoculars with Sam Droege

RMR-073: Bees for Birders: Discovering Native Bee Watching Through Binoculars with Sam Droege The Friends of Roan Mountain’s 59th Annual Spring Naturalists’ Rally – April 28-29-30  The Friday evening presentation will be by Sam Droege on Bees for Birders: Discovering … Continue reading

RMR-072: Great Graminoids – A closer look at the Grassy Balds with Jamey Donaldson

  Great Graminoids !   I’ll bet you didn’t know you were in the middle of some graminoids on your last hike over Round Bald. Our favorite botanist, Jamey Donaldson, presented Great Graminoids at the Winter Naturalists’ Rally last month. With his … Continue reading