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-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-070: Winter Rally Preview with Archeologist Dr. Jay Franklin

RMR-070: Winter Rally Preview with Archaeologist Dr. Jay Franklin Saturday, February 11 Friends of Roan Mountain present the 10th Annual Winter Naturalists Rally Winter Rally information and registration Dr. Jay Franklin will present the findings from some of his discoveries … Continue reading

RMR-068: Beyond Birding with Steven Hopp – a Fall Naturalists’ Rally Preview

RMR-068: Beyond Birding with Steven Hopp – a Fall Rally Preview. Birders are good at making lists. Bird counts by year and bird count over a lifetime. But what about beyond the counting? Beyond Birding is learning about the entire … Continue reading


RMR-063: The Goat Whisperer with Leigh Ann Henion

Our State (April 2016) magazine cover mashupApril 2016 issue of the North Carolina magazine “Our State” has an article about the Baatany Goat Project.
The Goat Whisperer by Leigh Ann Henion describes the June 2015 herding of the goats up to Jane Bald.

It was a joy to have writer and author, Leigh Ann Henion, join us last June for the herding up to Jane Bald. It was the annual herding of the goats up to the summer range for the Baatany Goat Project. Weather was great, so that helped in handling the “unexpected” adventure.

Leigh Ann was on assignment for the North Carolina magazine “Our State”. Her article, The Goat Whisperer, is published in the April 2016 issue.

Accompanying the article are beautiful images of the goats on the mountain from professional photographer, Scott Hoffman, They really makes you want to be there.

The goats had their own plan for the hike up to Jane Bald. Their plan included several rest stops in the woods. These unexpected stops gave us plenty of time to talk and visit with Leigh Ann and photographer, Scott Hoffman. It was a very enjoyable day on the mountain.

The digital issue is only$1.99 available through Zinio digital publishing.
Here is the link: April 2016 – Our State magazine.

book cover: Phenomenal by Leigh Ann HenionLeigh Ann Henion, author of the new book “Phenomenal”, has been around the world experiencing amazing natural events and wonders. She brings a personal touch to some natural, “Phenomenal” events.
Her book is available at Barnes&Noble, Books-a-Million and on Amazon.

Click the Player above to hear more from Leigh Ann Henion.





Our State magazine DIGITAL ISSUE $ 1.99 – April 2016

Spring Naturalists Rally – April 22-23-24 – brochure

Friends of Roan Mountain

Roan Mountain State Park – campground reservations