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June 18 Search for Salamanders Sherwood Forest is in the heart of the salamander capitol of the world. There are more different kinds of salamanders in Western North Carolina than anywhere else. Join naturalist/educator, Eric Young, on a walk in the woodlands and streams of Sherwood to search for these amazing amphibians. Whatever we find along the way will be a bonus! You will get a bit wet so all participants should wear the appropriate footwear for both hiking on trails and wading in water.
April 21-22 Earth Day Celebration CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH SHERWOOD FOREST FRIENDS Earth Day, on April 22nd each year, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The day was created to demonstrate support for our planet in a variety of ways.  It has been estimated that Earth Day is celebrated by over a billion people worldwide. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN CELEBRATE!  Sherwood Forest’s celebration of Earth Day will open on Thursday, April 21 with a Nature Nuts presentation featuring Dr. Dave Ellum of Warren Wilson College.  Discover Forest Understory Ecology at 7 p.m. at the Robin Hood Centre. Join fellow Nature Nuts and naturalist/educator, Eric Young, for a leisurely stroll through Sherwood Forest’s woodlands.  Enjoy the wonders of the season in a unique way.  Old and young alike will use their senses to celebrate the natural world.  There will be a tea party, a picnic, a concert, and more, but nothing is what it seems. Meet at the Barn at 10:00 a.m. At noon, gather at the Arboretum with Sherwood Forest Friends.  Explore the revived plantings and help install native paw paw trees. Kids (and parents, too!) are invited to gather at Studio 276 at 4:00 p.m. for Earth Day crafts and activities! Don’t miss the fun!
February 25 Chimney Swift Nesting Tower Dedication. 3 p.m. at the Barn Discover what chimney swifts do for you and your environment and why they need our help. Visit our second tower!
2021
October 30, 2-4 p.m., Judith Duff Pottery StudioOpen HouseJudith Duff was a beloved neighbor and renowned potter
who passed away in 2021. Mingle with fellow Friends and discover Judith’s unique interpretation of Japanese pottery.
September 9, 3:00pm. Meet at The BarnLeave it BetterCleanup and fun at DuPont State Forest.
Thursday, July 29, 4 p.m. at The BarnJohn Rucker and his Amazing Turtle- Tracking SpanielsTurtles are bellwethers, increases and declines in their population mirror the health of our ecosystem. Discover what one man and his dogs are doing to protect them. Meredith Brooks will describe efforts underway in Sherwood Forest.
August 21, 7:00pm at The BarnSpace, how do we know what we know about it?Professor Mike Castelaz, Associate Professor of Physics at Brevard College,  will explain the process for exploring the universe in search of life.
August 14, 7:00pm at The BarnSummer Series.  Collecting Meteorites from Antarctica: Exploring Space on a Shoestring since 1977Join Linda Welzenbach-Fries, science communications specialist in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University,  will recount her adventures in Antarctica.
August 13, pre-dawn, 5 a.m., Arrowhead damPerseid meteor showerMeteor watch party at with Marc & Linda.
August 13, 7:00pm at The BarnSummer Series.  Meteorites, messengers from spaceDr. Marc Fries, a planetary scientist within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at NASA’s Johnson Space Center,   will tell us what information meteorites hold.
August 7, 7:00pm at The BarnSummer Series.  Mary Draper Ingles: A Story of CourageJoin us as Caroline McIntyre brings to life the harrowing tale of one woman’s escape from Indian slavery.
July 8, 3:00pm meet at The BarnLeave It BetterCleanup and fun at DuPont State Forest.
June 3 , 3:00pm meet at The BarnLeave It BetterCleanup and fun at DuPont State Forest.
May 14, 4 p.m. at The BarnBlue Ghost Bubble v. 2.5COVID-friendly drive by. Enjoy live music and pick up a goody bag with a recipe for a B.G. cocktail, watching tips, and more.
April 24,  10 a.m. at The BarnEarth DayNature hikes: sign up for Photography, Spring Wildflowers, or Kids Stroll
April 24,  3 p.m. at Studio 276Storytelling and garden planting.Eric Young will entertain then kids will plant a flower garden.
April 2- May 16Get Up Get Out ChallengeRun, ride, slither, swim or crawl to benefit the Sherwood Forest Friends (SFF) Scholarship Fund.  Anyone can get up and get out, wherever they are, because SFF Hike n’ Bike is virtual!  Sign up on RunSignUp.com (search for Sherwood Forest Friends Get Up and Get Out Challenge).
April 8 , 3:00pm meet at The BarnLeave It BetterCleanup and fun at DuPont State Forest.