Discover and Explore at Chief Logan Lodge

10:00 a.m. Discover and Explore
Wings of Winter: Winter Birding in West Virginia
Meet the naturalist in the main lobby of Chief Logan Lodge for a winter birding program. Binoculars are available to borrow; however, we encourage you to bring your binoculars. You’ll learn how to use binoculars and focus features and then a little about winter birds in the Logan area, some fun facts, and then spend some time outside observing, listening and recording birds sighted. Activity lasts about an hour. Bundle up. Excellent for any age.

2:00 p.m. Discover and Explore
Wild & Wonderful Wapiti: A History of Elk in West Virginia
Did you know elk have been reintroduced to the mountain state after a long absence? Come to view a presentation by the naturalist abut the history and future of this incredible animal in West Virginia. This presentation includes information about Chief Logan State Park’s Elk Management Tours that have occurred in the fall of 2018 and 2019.

Discover and Explore
4:00 p.m. Chief Logan State Park – Welcome to the Coal Fields w/ Lauren Cole
If you are a first-time visitor to Chief Logan State Park and the lodge, this half-hour or maybe a little longer program is an introduction to this park’s history, unique interests and area heritage.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Monarch / Pollinator Display w/Biologist Sue Olcott
Lepidoptera and Pollinator Conservation Project Leader, WVDNR

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
VIPP Program Information w/ Candy Payne
The Very Important Parks Person Program (VIPP) has welcomed individuals, families and friends to park programs and recreation since 1985. The reward is enjoying special places across West Virginia, state park and forests, sharing nature with children, and relaxing. If you are a VIPPer stop by and pick up your name tag and Winner Dinner voucher.

Not a VIPPer? Take advantage of this opportunity in learning more about this visitation program. Candy welcomes the opportunity to meet and get you started in this special memory maker.

6:00 p.m. VIPP: Winter Dinner
Location: Whispering Ridge Restaurant at Chief Logan Lodge
Simply good comfort food, buffet style to enjoy. Keeping the event affordable and fun is the goal. A few door prizes and getting a Winter Dinner memento from Candy. To attend the dinner, please call Chief Logan Lodge at 304-855-6100 to make reservations. The cost is $20. Registration is necessary to prepare dinner buffet, have dinner favors, and other dinner plans in place. You don’t have to be in the VIPP program to attend, but you do have to register for the dinner party.

7:30 p.m. Special Program by the Division of Natural Resources
Monarch and Pollinator Conservation: Ecosystem Genesis w/ Sue Olcott
West Virginia hosts over 2300 species of flowering plants. Although many of these are pollinated by the wind, most are pollinated by insects or other animals, making them vital to the health of ecosystems and our own survival. Pollinators are integral to plant production, which supports everything else. If you enjoy gardening, bee keeping, and landscaping with flowers, this is an evening program for you. Questions and Answers. Light refreshments. Enjoy meeting new people. This program is open to the public to attend.

If spending the night or weekend, use the “Book Now” option or call 304-855-6100. Sign up for emails at www.wvstateparks.com to receive deals, discounts and offers via email.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: January 18, 2020

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