SCNP: Family Birdwatching Walk

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

Step onto the trails and scan the colorful treetops during the end of migratory season. On the lookout for late fall arrivals such as White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos, "Birdman Matt" brings you to his favorite spots in the preserve. *Consider staying after for yoga in the center ($7, drop-in, ages 10+) Direct link to […]

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SCNP: The Natural Year In Photos

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

Discover Stevens Creek Nature Preserve through your camera lens and notice how it changes over a full year. Each month’s photo hike includes stops at 2 designated locations to follow the changing seasons, plus opportunities to explore on and off trail to capture what’s blooming, crawling, and calling in the preserve. This slow-paced, relaxed series […]

SCNP: Gobble! Gobble! It’s Geocache Turkey Hunt

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

What is Geocaching? It's an outdoor adventure game, using a GPS unit or smartphone to find hidden "treasure" around the nature preserve. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we'll be on the lookout for turkeys on the loose. Practice the basics of this active and fun outdoor activity (and help us catch those turkeys!) Direct […]

SCNP: The Science of Snake Feeding

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

Have you ever wondered how a snake eat its prey? Does it really unhinge its jaw? Where exactly is its stomach? Explore the science behind snakes eating and, as long as our snakes are hungry, witness a live feeding! (*note: snakes are alive, feeder mice are not). Talks starting at 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm […]

SCNP: Wake Up And Smell the S’mores (drop-in)

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

Put aside your pancakes and wave away your waffles! Treat yourself and your family to the warmth of a fire and a late morning sweet treat. One of Stevens Creek's naturalists will be on hand to assist, share surprising specimens, and offer answers to your nature questions. Drop-in only; no pre-registration taken. One s'more per […]

SCNP: Take Off the Turkey Run/Walk

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

Feeling like a stuffed turkey after too much Thanksgiving dinner? Hit the trails at Stevens Creek to burn some calories on a family-friendly 5k or 1 mile fun run/walk. The runners will head out first, with the walkers a few minutes behind, so everyone can participate! The Nature Center is open before and after for […]

SCNP: S’mores Please (Drop-In)

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

It's okay to ask for S'MORE! Drop by the Stevens Creek Nature Center fire pit to make your favorite toasted, gooey, crispy fireside treat. A naturalist will be on hand to assist and answer all your nature-related questions. Drop-in; no pre-registration required. Adult supervision required for children under age 16. Meet at the fire pit […]

Recurring

SCNP: The Natural Year In Photos

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

Discover Stevens Creek Nature Preserve through your camera lens and notice how it changes over a full year. Each month’s photo hike includes stops at 2 designated locations to follow the changing seasons, plus opportunities to explore on and off trail to capture what’s blooming, crawling, and calling in the preserve. This slow-paced, relaxed series […]

SCNP: Wintry Hike

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

Old man winter is upon us, but don't be discouraged! Put on your hiking shoes and step out onto the trails as we explore the winter landscape. This hike will be 1-3 miles with some uneven terrain. Pre-registration required for adults and children alike. Adult supervision required for children under age 16. Prior to the […]

SCNP: Mammals of the Forest (Drop-In)

Stevens Creek Nature Preserve and Center 15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill

Have you ever noticed animals track in the mud? Or heard a critter rummaging in your garden? Explore the furry world of mammals, from tiny voles to powerful deer. Create your own replica scat (poop!) and touch real animal pelts to discover how a variety of mammals survive and thrive in North Carolina. Open to […]