on Mar 21, 2014 08:28 AM • Views 1920

Nature abounded at last year’s Nature and History Day in Lawrenceville. Participants spotted lots of wildlife, including this ringneck snake. Come on out to the free event this year.

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.C. (March 21, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Greater Uwharrie Conservation Partnership, is hosting a Nature and History Day at the Lost Town of Lawrenceville on March 29 from 1-4 p.m.

The free event, which will be held at the Uwharrie Trailhead on Hwy. 24/27 approximately 10 miles west of Troy, will offer activities for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Activities will include a short hike where natural resource professionals will be stationed, providing information and answering questions about wildlife, native forest ecosystems,prescribed fires and invasive species.

An archeologist from the U.S. Forest Service also will be on site discussing the rediscovery of the lost town of Lawrenceville, which served as the county seat for Montgomery County in the mid-1800s, before the seat was moved to the current location in Troy.

Staff will be giving away informational handouts on wildlife conservation, longleaf pine seedlings, buttons and other items to attendees.

For more information about the Nature and History Day, visit N.C. Science Festival’s website and click on Piedmont-Triad region to see a list of events.