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Outdoor Hazards

ONSITE | Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.

Instructor: Carlton Burke

$65 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 15

BRN Elective | BREG Elective


Watch your step! Don't touch that! Is it poisonous? This day-long field experience meets onsite in the Arboretum forest. You'll learn to identify those plants and animals that could be harmful or unpleasant should you get too close! Some of the hazards we'll see and discuss include bees and other stinging insects, venomous snakes and spiders, ticks, and poisonous plants and mushrooms.

Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, an educational service which offers wildlife and nature educational programs throughout western North Carolina. He also was on the staff of the western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville for over 25 years as the Curator of Exhibits. Carlton co-hosts a weekly radio program NATURE NEWS and is also a NC state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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June 24, 2023


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