Village Nature Series
Snakes, lizards and salamanders – they don’t always get the love they deserve.
Yet every creature and plant plays an important role in the ecosystem and each has a purpose in the delicate balance of nature. Any disruption in the ecosystem can have far-reaching consequences.
For example, a world without snakes would be over-run with rodents.
Plants, animals and people rely on clean air, water and land for survival. With an ever-growing population, loss of land is a very real threat. As we lose land, for example, certain wildlife like the black bear and deer are sometimes left without adequate space to live and travel to necessary sources of water, food and other resources.
One way we can help is to support groups like the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. HCLT is a non-profit land conservation organization whose mission is to protect valuable land resources for all generations. They’ve helped to conserve over 3,000 acres of lush forests, rocky mountain tops, and vibrant stream banks in the Highlands Cashiers area.
On Tuesday, August 29, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and The Village Green will offer a free program, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Wildlife Misconceptions,” as part of their joint Village Nature Series program. Come learn about some of our underappreciated yet fascinating and vital wildlife with Steve O’Neill. Steve started Earthshine Nature Programs in 2010, a grass-roots volunteer operated non-profit that works to promote wildlife conservation and education through unique citizen-science-based wildlife conservation projects and hands-on outreach programming.
The Village Nature Series is an educational program sponsored by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and The Village Green. This series of presentations focuses on the distinct cultural and natural features of the area. The Village Nature Series is held at 5:30 P.M. the last Tuesday of the month from May through September at the Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road in Cashiers.
Mark your calendar now for our next Village Nature Series program, Save Water, Drink Beer- Tales of a Satulah Mountain Brewer with Dale Heinlein on September 26. To become involved and learn more about Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust visit hicashlt.org and The Village Green at villagegreencashiersnc.com.