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54th annual Nature Wonder Weekend: North Bend

September 15 September 17

The National Wild Foods Association’s 54th annual Nature Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park is brimming with richness in wild edibles – many are in your backyard. You’re invited to register and attend!

This weekend, September 15-17, 2023 is devoted to nature and includes featured leaders, teachers and authors. This year the keynote speaker is Adam Haritan and Learn Your Land through his enjoyable and educational programs and workshops. He will excite and educate you about foraging for wild foods and show you how you can expand your appreciation and understanding of the natural world. West Virginia’s own naturalist, author, and outdoor-education specialist, Bill Beatty of Bill Beatty Nature will be leading wild food walks and providing an interesting evening program on wild edible plants.

More information about Adam Haritan can be found at learnyourland.com and Bill Beatty can be found wvbirder.wordpress.com Participation in the weekend is fee based and advanced registration is required.

A variety of hikes and multiple workshops include wild edible identification, preparation and preservation. The traditional wild food contest and social hour find Friday evening wild food and wild cake activities are lively and the Saturday social hour and wild drink contest are

Although wild foods are featured throughout the weekend, five traditional Appalachian style meals are part of the weekend package. The lodging options vary and are personalized to suit your needs. Preregistration for the weekend is required and includes lodging, five traditional meals and all planned activities.

Nature Wonder Weekend is made possible by the host site of North Bend State Park, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the National Wild Foods Association.

For more information and to register to participate, call Amy Larch or Wendy Greene at 304-558-2784 for a registration form and conversation or email them at wendy.l.greene@wv.gov or amy.j.larch@wv.gov for rates, lodging options, and additional details to help you plan for this wild foods weekend and experience.

In its 54th year this is one of West Virginia’s premier nature based weekends. Join the tradition at North Bend State Park.



September 15
September 17
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North Bend State Park

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