Join biologist Dr. Sue Stuska for a walking tour of Shackleford Banks and the up close encounters with the wild ponies who inhabit the island from 11am-4pm on Saturday, Oct. 10, Sunday, Oct. 25, Thursday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 22.
Dr. Stuska’s intimate knowledge of the horses makes for an exciting and enlightening glimpse into the relationships, family bonds, behavior and daily life of these wild animals. The half-day walking trip treks deep into the dunes to find the horses and watch their behavior.
Guests are asked to come prepared for a day in the sun with comfortable closed-toe walking shoes that can get wet and muddy. Bring water, lunch/snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, hats, binoculars and other items that will make the visit more comfortable.
There is no charge for those who have a boat. As the program meets at Shackleford Banks, however, those without a boat must contact the park’s ferry service for transportation at the current rate. Reservations are required by calling 252-728-2250.