July 1 to 31
Support our Wildlife Ambassadors
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
All the month
* $10.00 / Feeds one bird per day
* $20.00 / Feeds two birds per day
* $30.00 / Feeds three birds per day
* $40.00 / Feeds four birds per day
* $50.00 / Feeds five birds a day
At Roan Mountain, we house, care for, and educate the public about a variety of native animals. We work under a study permit from TWRA. Currently, we are treating three raptors and several snakes! As you can imagine, caring for these animals is expensive, as feeding and caring for them is a specialty!
All of our animals are non-releasable for various reasons. We frequently program with these animals and never charge for educational programs when we use them. This is your opportunity to support our wildlife education program and help us care for these animals!
All donations will be used to buy food, pay vet bills, buy gloves, tethers, falconry gear, aquarium bedding, and improve and build more housing facilities for our birds of unreleasable prey.
To donate, click the green “Register for Event” button on the right. Your donation is a one-time payment. If you want to cover more than one day, update the “amount” you want to donate, or just come back to this page in future months.
Thank you for supporting our Wildlife Ambassadors at Roan Mountain State Park!
THURSDAY JULY 7
Tai Chi & Qigong on stage at Anderson Community Park, Roan Mountain (behind the post office), 4-4:45 p.m. Classes begin with Master Carol Ann Mitchell. Excellent for your physical, mental and emotional health.
THURSDAY JULY 7, 14, 21, 28
Miller Farm Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farm. Price: $0/free visit; $5 / optional donation. Register for the event. The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural Appalachian subsistence farmers in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmhouse porch for a guided tour of the house and outbuildings. Visits are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve the upkeep of the farm.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.
FRIDAY JULY 8, 15, 22 & 29
Fridays at the Farm – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Register for the event. The event is free. Meet at Miller’s Farm. Join Museum Program Assistant Amanda Morgan and AmeriCorps member Lauren Thompson at the Miller Farm to help us maintain the grounds for the 2022 season. No experience necessary, but experienced volunteers in the maintenance of facilities, agricultural work and gardening are particularly appreciated. Our work may include:
* Gardening and composting
* Take care of livestock
* Cleaning and organization
Dress for the weather with sturdy shoes, long pants and work gloves (we have some ready if you need them). Tools will be provided, along with coffee and light refreshments – so bring your own mug to #GoGreenWithUs.
SATURDAY JULY 9
The Roan Mountain Spring Concert Series will feature Jim and Cheri Miller on Saturday, July 9 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Anderson Community Park. Roan Mountain natives Jim and Cheri Miller are still favorites with their old-school multi-instrumental music – guitar, fiddle, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer, hammer dulcimer and more. They are truly amazing. Bring a lawn chair, spread a blanket, pack a picnic. Please come and enjoy an evening on the Roan.
MONDAY JULY 18
Wild Edibles Woodland Walk — 2 p.m. Join Ranger Holland for a walk through the woods as we learn about wild edibles in the forest. This program involves light to moderate hiking and will be an interactive learning experience. The cost of the program is $8 per person. 12 and under $5.
Meet at the park headquarters before heading to the program area.