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Field Trips and Events

The Nature Conservancy offers opportunities each year for people to see our preserves.

We have nature walks and hikes spring through fall to our Bluff Mountain Preserve. Bluff can be enjoyed either by participating in one of our scheduled hikes ($15/person; schedule here) or by arranging a private hike ($150/trip; 10-person limit). The trail is a moderate, 3-mile loop with a 300’ elevation change, traversing the diversity of natural communities that make Bluff an ecological treasure. Hikes may be subject to cancellation if not filled or due to inclement weather. If hike fees pose a challenge financially, please contact the hike leaders to make special arrangements.

And don't forget to check our Volunteer page for opportunities to get involved.

Ongoing Special Events

Special Events

  • Shaken Creek Preserve Hike

    Shaken Creek Preserve
    August 08, 2015

    This Pender County Preserve, which is home to carnivorous plants, orchids and a number of other plants, is not open to the general public. But you can take a walk there on August 8. Contact Hervey McIver at or 919-794-4396. Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Wiregrass Seed Collecting at Calloway Forest Preserve

    Calloway Forest Preserve
    October 19, 2014 - December 05, 2014

    Come join us for wiregrass seed collecting at Calloway Forest Preserve in Hoke County off of Hwy 211. Wiregrass is an essential part of the longleaf pine forest as the primary fuel for restorative controlled burns. Collected wiregrass seed will be used to restore g... Learn more

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