Visiting and resident naturalists lead walks to acquaint residents with the rich diversity of this forest. Where do mushrooms come from? What is the difference in a red and gray fox? (The gray ones can climb trees). Learning more about the natural wonders around us is one of the great pleasures in Sherwood
Outside speakers talk about geology, ferns, mushrooms, bird behavior, and give residents a chance to compare notes about wildlife observations, interesting plants and bird activity in the area. A monthly newsletter also reports bird and animal sightings.
A year-long series of “Instant Culture” lectures explore topics as diverse as the global flower industry, ancestry searches, the real St. Patrick, and genetic modification of food crops for developing nations. Tapping the knowledge base of our resident population is a way of learning from each other and getting to know each better.
University level and continuing education courses are offered locally at Blue Ridge Community College and UNC-Asheville.