Hike planned Sunday at Weymouth Woods

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Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, a state park in Moore County, has announced nature programs scheduled in March. All programs are free and open to the public.

The park, which covers 915 acres in the Sandhills region of the state, is located at 1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines. For more information, call 910-692-2167 or visit www.ncparks.gov.

  • Sunday at 3 p.m.: Old Growth Hike. Join a ranger for a 1-mile hike through the old growth longleaf Pine forest at the Boyd Tract. Park at the Weymouth Center, 555 E. Connecticut Ave.
  • March 16, 10 a.m.: Wildlings: Spotting the Signs of Life. Join in the Wildings series (geared for 6-10 year olds) to learn how to read the tracks and trails of wildlife. Discover that the forest is full of animal activity, even when you can’t see them, as we do a scavenger hunt for signs of life throughout the park.
  • March 17, 3 p.m.: Who Pooped in the Park? Everybody poops, including all the critters of the forest! Join us for an indoor presentation to learn how you can identify which animal left that scat.
  • March 22, 7:30 p.m.: Night Hike. Enjoy a hike in the dark among the longleaf pines. Please bring one flashlight per family. Co-sponsored by the Southern Pines Recreation Department.
  • March 24, 3 p.m.: Spring Hike. Join an easy 1.5-mile hike. This hike is geared toward giving new comers to hiking and parks a friendly introduction to hiking and exploring North Carolina State Parks.
  • March 31, 3 p.m.: Fire Effects. Join a ranger for a 2-mile hike through recently burned areas of the Weymouth tract and learn about the effects of prescribed fire in the forest.
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