• Wild Boar

    Wild Boar

    Did you know that feral pigs as large as 300 pounds roam the forest of Howell Woods? While the environmental learning center offers outdoor programs and activities for nature enthusiasts, it is also a popular hunting spot for wild pig, whitetail deer, wild turkey, and other game.

  • Red Headed Woodpecker

    Red Headed Woodpecker

    The Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center, or Howell Woods, is a unique 2,800-acre natural resource designed to provide excellent recreational and educational experiences while fostering environmental stewardship.

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

    The Howell Woods property has several different natural communities making bird watching a popular activity every season of the year.

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Hiking Through Longleaf Pines

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9 – 11am

The longleaf pine forest is a diverse ecosystem. Join the Howell Woods staff on an interpretive hike through the longleaf forest restoration efforts on site. Dress for the occasion as we discover how this woodland ecosystem once dominated the southeast and the wildlife species that depend on it. Please pre-register for this activity by Nov. 29th by calling the Learning Center (919) 938-0115 or email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu. $10/person.




Volunteer Day ~ Trail Maintenance

Howell Woods Grounds
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8am – 12pm

Howell Woods staff welcomes your help removing low hanging vegetation along the Diversity Hiking Trail System. Please meet at the Learning Center. If you have gloves and loppers please bring them. Please pre-register for this event by Dec. 4th by calling the Learning Center (919) 938-0115 or email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu.




Whooo is That?

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Monday, December 18, 2017, 4:30 – 6pm

Learn about the various owl species found in Eastern North Carolina. Participants will uncover their super senses, learn the various owl calls, and search for owls on Howell Woods property. Please pre-register for this class by Dec. 14th by calling the Learning Center (919) 938-0115 or email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu. $10/person.




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