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Blackwater Falls Activities
May 26, 2021 - May 27, 2021
With summer fast approaching, Blackwater Falls nature programs and outdoor activities invite your participation. Nature center hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Displays and exhibits are open to the public without charge. Unless indicated, games, crafts, films are conducted or begin at the nature center which is at Pendleton Lake. Some crafts have a small fee.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
10:00 a.m. Amphibians of the woods and water
Meet park naturalists at the Sled Run fire circle to enter the woods and actively search for amphibians (and perhaps a reptile!). Learn some common identification of herps and proper handling techniques for this sensitive group of animals. Plan on about 1 hour of discovery and walking of 1/2 mile or less. Please wear sturdy shoes.
11:00 a.m. Wooden paddleboat craft
Let’s create a rubber band powered wooden paddleboat. Craft fee: $2.00
1:00 p.m. Snookball
It’s an outdoors “billiards/pool” game where you kick a large ball into a pocket on the court instead of shooting the ball into a pocket on a table. Get outside and play!
Thursday, May 27, 2021
9:00 a.m. Beginners Bird Walk
Join the park naturalist, Paulita, and assistant, Kacey, at Sled Run for a morning stroll looking and listening for feathered friends. Binoculars helpful but not necessary. About 1 hour. YPP
11:00 a.m Into the Past
Meet the park naturalists at the trailhead of Gentle Trail for an easy stroll to an overlook of Blackwater Falls while hearing a little history of the area. About 45 minutes. YPP
1:00 p.m. Paracord Survival Bracelet or Water Bottle Holder
We’re at the nature center and ready to help or teach how to braid a bracelet that may help in a survival situation or braid a water bottle holder. Craft fee: $3.00
2:30 p.m. Caution! Trees at Work Walk
Find your nature guides at the picnic area near Cabin 27-31 cul-de-sac for a stroll along section of spudder track, Gee Haw and North Rim Road learning about the forest around you. About 70 minutes. YPP
3:00 p.m. Rainstick Craft
Let’s make a rainstick. Craft fee: $3.00
3:30 p.m. Coywolf Nature Film
This is a great nature film about the coywolf. Indoors at the Nature Center. About 1 hour. YPP
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