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Black Bears Trip

Black Bears Trip

We will visit Lake Mattamuskeet NWR, home to thousands of Tundra Swan and Snow Geese in the winter, to observe a variety of migratory waterfowl on Friday. We will stay overnight at the Eastern 4-H center in Columbia, N.C. Friday night, a 1.5 hour presentation will provide an overview of Eastern N.C. wildlife with a focus on Black Bears.  Pocosin Lakes is home to two endangered species, the red wolf and the red-cockaded woodpecker, and one of the largest populations of American black bears in North America. On Saturday we will depart before sunrise for Pocosin Lakes to observe Black Bears and potentially other wildlife and birds.

Pre-registration is required for all programs.  Register online at


Time: 7:00 am-5:00 pm

Fee: $95

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