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If you had a surprise day off work tomorrow, what would you WANT do? Would you want to kayak on Mt. Island Lake? Hike up Mt. Mitchell? SUP and chill? Marvel at the sensory explosion that is a Full Moon hike? Latta Outdoor Adventures is the group where people just like you come to find out what Outdoor Adventures are being offered RIGHT NOW at Latta Nature Preserve! We will keep you posted on all the programs for age 12 to Adult. Some are FREE meet-ups. Some cost a few bucks. Don’t have your own gear? No problem. That’s why we are here. Book a tour with us and let the Outdoor Recreation Specialists at Latta do the heavy lifting, literally. If you want to meet-up for ANY of our programs call Latta Nature Center to sign up (980)314-7878 or sign up on-line at parkandrec.com (calling is easier plus you get to talk to Courtney or David). Have an idea for an adventure that isn’t on our meet-ups? Tell us what you want to do and let’s do it! You can even book a private program tailored in (almost) any way imaginable. So what are you waiting for? Don’t waste that day off!

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Birding Basics (free - ages 12+)

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Birdwatchers of all skill levels are welcome to enjoy the morning at Latta Nature Preserve. Learn some new skills, practice the basics, or share your expertise! Binoculars and identification guides will be provided.

Ages 12 and up - FREE

Bioluminescence: The Coolest Lights

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Do you know why bioluminescence is also know as the "cold light"? Find out at one of our brand-new Thursday night programs at Quest! You can learn all about this beautiful phenomenon nature has to offer and have some fun while you do it.
All Ages - FREE

Friday Nature Hike- Quest

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Our nature preserves are biodiverse with everything from ferns to piedmont prairie flowers. Come hike with a naturalist and explore our trails where we will identify different plants and gather a greater understanding of the importance of our preserve.
This is a moderate-paced hike. Be prepared to hike up to 4 miles in two hours.
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation requires participants in any program or users of any facility to follow all CDC guidelines with respect to COVID19 and comply with all current Governor Executive Orders(GEO) in existence, and in addition comply with any guidelines established by the County. For questions call Quest at[masked].
To request a modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact staff at[masked] or email [masked]

Get OUT Doors

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Join us for a LGBTQ+ friendly hike. This is a great opportunity to meet some new friends and enjoy time in the outdoors. We will meet on the front lawn of the Old Nature Center. We will hike 2 - 3 miles, relaxing and enjoying nature.
Ages 18 and up - FREE
Please sign up so we know how many people to expect.
Sign up here!

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Raptor rescue explained: the basiscs

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