HAYWOOD — Two guided bird watching trips are coming up this month as part of Haywood County’s outdoor recreation series.

      ASHEVILLE — The WNC Nature Center has reopened its Appalachian Station, the indoor exhibit building that houses 34 reptiles and amphibians, after being closed for 15 months due to COVID.

        VIRTUAL — Learn about the Appalachian tradition of hunting ginseng and threats it faces from poaching with the virtual program called “Roots in Appalachia: Ginseng in Western North Carolina” held at 6:30 p.m. June 14.

          BRYSON CITY — Go head to head with fellow bass fishermen for the chance to win $1,500 on The West Swain County Fire Department Annual Bass Tournament on Fontana Lake May 1.