Here are the programs scheduled for December at Jones Lake State Park.
The park is located at 4117 NC 242 North, Elizabethtown. For information about the programs, call 910-588-4550. Events are free and open to the public.
CAROLINA BAY HIKE
Dec. 9, 2 p.m.
Join a park ranger and learn about the geological mysteries of the Carolina Bays. Formation theories and the natural communities associated with Carolina Bays will be discussed. Participants should meet at the Jones Lake State Park Visitor Center at 2 p.m.
Dec. 16, 2 p.m.
What are the life stages of a butterfly? How can I make my own butterfly garden? Join a park ranger for an informative PowerPoint program about butterflies and how to attract them to your own yard. Meet at the visitor center.
DUCKS AT A DISTANCE
Dec. 23, 2 p.m.
Join a park ranger and learn about the waterfowl that can be found in the area. How to ID and migration routes will be discussed. Participants should meet at the Visitor Center at 2 p.m.
Dec. 30, 2 p.m.
Ever wonder what snakes’ species are at home in eastern North Carolina. Which ones are venomous? Join a park ranger at the Visitor Center in exploring the various snakes in this area and the other unique species found throughout our great state. Participants should meet at the Visitor Center at 2 p.m.