Members of Catawba Corps and Trailheads at the Trailblazer level, the membership group of the Carolina Thread Trail, are invited to a 5-mile guided paddle along the Rocky River Blueway. The paddle will start at CLC’s Pharr Family Preserve and end 5 miles downriver at Riverbend Farm.
Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online.
On this stretch of the Rocky River Blueway, experience a Piedmont floodplain forest habitat. Over 50 species of birds call this area home including some imperiled species.
Paddlers may also hear the calls of the Cope’s gray tree frogs, cricket frogs, spring peepers and upland chorus frogs or see over 10 species of butterflies like the Carolina satyr. The shoreline is trimmed with numerous floodplain trees, including bitternut hickory, cottonwood, swamp chestnut oak and black walnut.
Photo: Rocky River Blueway in Midland, N.C. Photo by Nancy Pierce