The Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs for the second week of July are listed below by date and time. Each program also has specified starting areas.

Thursday, July 11

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

1:30 p.m. — 3 p.m.: Informal Tour at Cone Manor

Friday, July 12

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

1:30 p.m. — 3 p.m.: Informal Tour at Cone Manor

Price Picnic Grounds – Milepost 296

11 a.m. — 12 p.m.: Faster than a Speeding Bullet! — Faster than the speed of light! It’s SuperBird! Stop by for a meet and greet with ranger Susan and learn some fascinating facts about hummingbirds.

Saturday, July 13

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10 a.m., 11 a.m.: Tours at Cone Manor — Ranger led talk and tour of the kitchen of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone.

1:30 p.m. — 3 p.m.: Informal Tour at Cone Manor

Price Picnic Grounds – Milepost 296

11 a.m. — 12 p.m.: The Bear — Join Ranger Chuck and the bobcat at Price Picnic area from 11 a.m. to noon. Learn about this mysterious animal that lives in the woods around us.

Linn Cove Visitor Center – Milepost 304

1:30 p.m. — 3 p.m.: A Wake of Vultures — Vultures have a critical role in keeping our environment clean and safe. Stop by the ranger table to learn just what they do.

Sunday, July 14

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.: Tours at Cone Manor — Ranger led talk and tour of the kitchen of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone.

Thursday through Saturday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Kitchen of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. The ranger-led manor tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour call (828) 295-3782.

These programs are free to the public. For additional information, go to nps.com.

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