Wake County Government

January 2013



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Blue Jay


Blue Jay Point 

County Park 

will be 


New Years Day


 Blue Jay staff warmly wishes everyone a wonderful

holiday season  with time to enjoy life's simple blessings

and the

beauty of each quiet moment.



























Last chance for 2012!
Canada Goose
 Loose as a Goose
Family Wildlife Program
Saturday December 29


Join other families to learn about waterfowl - the differences between ducks and geese, who our wintertime residents are, and how waterfowl make a living in their watery world through a combination of indoor and outdoor activities.  This program is open to all ages, but content and activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up, with a grown-up.  


Pre-register by calling (919) 870-4330 

or emailing bluejaypoint@wakegov.com.        

Fee: $5/family 



Sign-up for these January Programs!
  • Nature Stories:  Did You Hear That? for ages 3-5 (with parent)
    • There are sounds all around us! Come "listen" as we learn who is making these different sounds, and then make your own special sound maker to take home. 
    • Wednesday, January 9 1-2pm or 
    • Saturday, January 12  10-11am
    • $4 per child/parent.  Pre-registration is required
  •  Eco-Kids Mini-Camp: Digging Dinos  for ages 4-5 (drop-off)
    • Dino-mite! Learn how interesting dinosaurs really are as we find out what they looked like, what they ate, and how they lived. 
    • January 14, 16 & 18   1-3pm 
    • $25/child (for all 3 sessions)
  •  Nature Crafts: Tricky Tracks  for ages 6-8 (drop-off
    • Come dressed for the weather so you can roam the park learning the fine art of "tracking".    Make a bandanna Track Guide to take home.
    • Saturday, January 26, 1-3pm
    • $8/child
  • Family Wildlife Series:  Barking Up the Right Tree 
    • Can you ID a tree without its leaves? Learn to ID deciduous trees in the winter with only the tree's bark, fruit and buds. Find out how these trees are important to wildlife in winter.
    • Saturday, January 19, 2-3:30pm
    • $5/family.  All ages welcome, but materials and activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up.   

These programs require pre-registration. 

Call (919) 870-4330 to check space availability before

mailing in a completed Program Registration Form

and payment.


All programs for January -- March 2013 plus Summer Camps 

are now available in printable format-- 

 Blue Jay Winter Program Directory



Have you ever noticed the fresh aroma of evergreen trees on Blue Jay's trails in the wintertime?  Holiday trees are chipped into mulch and spread on our trails--reminding us of the holidays well into March!  Drop off your undecorated holiday trees at one of the following parks:

  • Blue Jay Point County Park:  3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh
  • Harris Lake County Park: 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill
  • Lake Crabtree County Park: 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville  

between December 26 and January 20

7 days a week    8am to dusk


Remember to recycle your holiday waste! Check the website for 

all the materials that you can recycle at 

Convenience Centers and Multi-material Recycling Facilities.  

For drop off locations and hours, please visit the website: 



Upcoming Adult Educator Workshops: 
for Teens and Adults
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Saturday, January 25, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Contact us: 
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Road
Raleigh, NC  27614
(919) 870-4330
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