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2019 is the Year of the SNAKE!

This year you'll have the opportunity to gain a better respect for
and learn more about these amazing creatures!

Keep an eye out for snake programs on our program calendar 
throughout the rest of 2019.

Craft Corner
Finger Knitting a Snake
Finger knitting is easy and fun. All you need is yarn and your hands! Try you hand at making your very own knitted snake. (googly-eyes optional)
Medoc Mountain's “Habitat Adventure Trail” opened Saturday, May 18 in Halifax County. The new trail offers educational components about the wildlife and habitats at the park for pre-K through middle school-aged children. The trail will also have stations to guide active nature play for all ages.

“We want the park to be more engaging to the surrounding community and to encourage children to be active,” said Joel Jakubowski, superintendent of the park. “This new trail is accessible, educational, and fun. I’m looking forward to everything our young visitors will learn about Medoc Mountain on the new trail.”

Medoc Mountain State Park is located on an elevated site of ancient volcanic activity and includes a fishing creek and a rolling, scenic meadow adjacent to picnic grounds. The park offers hiking, biking, and equestrian trails plus family, group, and equestrian camping areas.

More information about Medoc Mountain State Park is available at

This Past Season's Podcasts:
Woman's History Month:  
Rangers Jess and Crystal take a deep dive into women’s roles in NC State Parks to celebrate Women’s History Month. 
Ranger Jess Takes a Trip out West:
In this episode, Ranger Jess is out in the western United States exploring BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Lands with BLM Park Ranger Daniella Barazza.  Join Ranger Jess as she sits down with Ranger Daniella and delves into the beauty and intrigue of New Mexico's Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument and Prehistoric Trackways National Monument.

Check out the Ask A Ranger Podcast, here!
Zoomed In... Answer Key
A: Copperhead (venomous!)
B: Scarlet Kingsnake
C: Eastern Garter Snake
D: Rainbow Snake
E: Eastern Coral Snake (venomous!)
People often get B and E mixed up. To help you remember memorize this rhyme: Red on black, friend of Jack. Red on yellow, kill a fellow.
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