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February 28
​Explore Wacky Weather at Wake Parks

From cloudy, rainy mornings to warm, sunny afternoons—what’s up with the weather? Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space provides programs that tackle this tricky topic in March.

On Sunday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10, spend the day Watching the Weather at Historic Oak View County Park. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to learn how to make your own weather instruments at home, discover cool local weather facts and create a weather-related craft. This activity is free and family-friendly, and registration is not required. Historic Oak View County Park is located at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.

On Saturday, March 16, stop by the discovery table at Crowder County Park to learn all about our Wacky Weather. The discovery table, available from 1–3 p.m., is located at the Upper Playground. Visit Crowder County Park at 4709 Ten Ten Road in Apex.

Here’s a sampling of other programs and events available in March:

Mill Stories in Motion
Monday, March 4, 10–11 a.m.
Historic Yates Mill County Park 
What do you think a ride to the Old Mill felt like? And what were people traveling in? Bring history to life in this transportation exploration. This program does not go inside the old mill, but a History Detective Mill Tour is offered from 11 a.m.–noon. We encourage you to sign up for that, as well, for the ultimate program experience. Mill Stories in Motion is for ages 7–14, and preregistration is required. Historic Yates Mill County Park is located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.

Weed Warrior Wednesdays
Wednesday, March 13, 6–8 p.m.
Lake Crabtree County Park
Become a Weed Warrior and help park staff battle against invasive species—non-native, aggressive plants that displace native species and have negative impacts on habitats and wildlife. This volunteer event takes place monthly during growing season (March through October). Participating in Weed Warriors is a great way for high school students to help meet volunteer service requirements. This program is for ages 16 and older, and preregistration is required. Lake Crabtree County Park is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.

Nocturnal Night with NC State
Friday, March 22, 7–9 p.m.
Harris Lake County Park
Come join us for this educational program on the nocturnal wildlife found at Harris Lake County Park. Featuring parks, recreation and tourism students from NC State, our program offers an excellent opportunity for all ages to experience our park the way our local wildlife does! We will identify signs of nocturnal wildlife on an interactive hike through the garden, play some related games and enjoy s'mores over a campfire. Preregistration is required. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

Family Wildlife Series: Wild About Woodpeckers
Saturday, March 23, 2–3 p.m.
Blue Jay Point County Park
How would you like it if your tongue was so long it wrapped around the back of your skull? Or if you had to make a living by banging your head against a tree? Learn all about these hard-headed birds, and make suet feeders to take home. Preregistration is required. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh.

To see a list of upcoming programs and events, visit wakegov.com/parks.

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About Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space
Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space strives to provide outdoor recreation and educational opportunities while promoting environmental and cultural stewardship through a managed system of parks and open spaces. In 2018, more than 385,000 people visited Wake County’s 10 parks and nature preserves.

To learn more about Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WakeGovParks. You can also check out each of our parks on Facebook.

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