The 2020 High Knob Naturalist Rally

This year, the High Knob Naturalist Rally has gone virtual! Despite the COVID pandemic, The Clinch Coalition wanted to bring you the joys of High Knob and the Appalachian wilderness. Enjoy a variety of our regular naturalist programs below and find a full list of videos on Youtube and The Clinch Coalition Facebook Page!

High Knob Naturalist Rally Presentation 2020 by Wayne Browning

This video is an introduction to the great High Knob Massif. It has been made as a virtual presentation for the 14th Annual High Knob Naturalist Rally sponsored by The Clinch Coalition (

Birds of Prey Part 1: Owl Tools

In part one of the Birds of Prey series, the audience is introduced to all the magnificent tools possessed by the choice birds of prey, owls. This demonstration was first recorded during the 2013 High Knob Naturalist Rally. 

Fresh Water Mussels of the Clinch

The Clinch River is known for its calm waters, plentiful fishing, beautiful scenery, and most notably of all, its freshwater mussels. Learn more about one of the most diverse mussel habitats in the U.S. in Fresh Water Mussels of the Clinch. This presentation was originally filmed during the 2013 High Knob Naturalist Rally.

Amphibians & Reptiles of Flag Rock and High Knob

Join Wally Smith, a herpetologist and associate professor of biology at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, for a digital hike to see some of the amphibians and reptiles you might find while exploring Flag Rock Recreation Area and High Knob. 

Poison Ivy / Oak/ Sumac

My name is April Addington. I'm a Virginia Master Naturalist in the High Knob Chapter. I also teach Environmental Science at Twin Springs High. Join me as we talk a little bit about Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac!

5 Medicinal Mushrooms

Adam explores George Washington National Forest and surrounding areas in Virginia in search of medicinal mushrooms. See specimens in their prime to aid in identification of the species.


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