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Great Weekend Activities: Cacapon

July 29 - July 31

Weekend activities at Cacapon Resort State Park include tye-die, moths, a night hike, and campfire fun. A special presentation, Snakes of WV with a guest biologist, is featured on Saturday. Join Naturalist Valerie Chaney and summer team, Garrett, Allen and Mary and park volunteers at the nature center (unless another location is indicated), July 29-31, 2022.

Friday, July 29. 2022
10:00AM
LEAVE NO TRACE
Join special guest Susan Parker with WVDEP for a fun time learning how to help recreate responsibility in our public lands. YPP

1:00PM
OUR WV CLOUDS
Look up! What type of cloud do you see? Join seasonal naturalists to learn about some common clouds. YPP

2:30PM
SEEDS OF HISTORY
Learn about our rich Appalachian subsistent past in our CCC heritage garden. YPP

4:00-6:000PM
WELCOME TO CACAPON!
Meet the Park Naturalist at the lodge to answer any general park questions you may have or find out what amazing recreation and nature activities Cacapon has to offer. Welcome to Cacapon Resort State Park!

SPECIAL GUEST & PROGRAM
7:30PM
SNAKES ALIVE!
Join WVDNR Biologist to learn all about non-venomous and venomous snakes. Get a close look at a variety of snakes at the park gazebo, near nature center.

8:30-10PM
BLACK LIGHT MOTH STUDY
This is national moth week! Learn and discover a variety of moths outside the nature center this evening. Bring your camera or smartphone and snap a image. We’ll identify as many as we can and if we’re stumped having a photo can help us research the answer.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

9:30AM
CACAPON CAMPFIRE
Join us for a morning of learning how to start a primitive campfire by using flint and steel. Campfire pancakes cooked on a cast iron griddle can be sampled (one per person/first come first served)

1:00PM
MILKWEED MANIA
Did you know that milkweed is the only plant monarchs will lay their eggs on? Find out more and receive a free milkweed plant. Supplies limited, first come first served.

2:30PM
CACAPON TYE-DYE
Make your own Cacapon Resort State Park tie dye T-shirt! $10

7:00PM
FLYING SQUIRRELS
Join Dr. Peggy Shaw-McBee for a power point presentation at Cacapon Lodge (not the nature center).. She is an Ohio certified volunteer naturalist and a certified wildlife biologist holding positions with the Wildlife Society, Nature Conservancy, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and is happy to share her knowledge of flying squirrels.

8:30PM
DISCOVERY NIGHT HIKE
Meet park naturalists at the lodge to gather for the night hike. Discover evening and night sights and sounds near the upper lake and night skies. Bring a flashlight.

Sunday, July 31, 2022
9:15AM
BEGINNER BIRDING WALK
Discover Cacapon’s common birds by sight and sound!

10 – 11:30AM
Berkeley Springs State Park Orientation & History
Meet summer naturalists at the warm springs near George Washington’s Bathtub. Drop in
anytime from 10-11:30am to see historic photos of the park through the years.

1:30PM
Woodland Box Turtle
Come and learn some fun facts and ways to help this turtle survive! YPP

2:30PM
Sights and Sounds of Summer
What sounds are you hearing lately? Spring frogs or toads? YPP

3:30PM
Weed Warriors
Learn about the park’s many invasive plants and help us battle them. Loppers provided.

Mark you calendars for these upcoming events:
August 13-Champion liar, storyteller, author Bil Lepp is in the house!
August 20-National Honey Bee Day (live bees presentation)

Visit the Tom Ambrose Nature Center! at Cacapon State Park. The nature center is a great stop for all ages, showcasing exhibits on the park’s history and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Morgan 1934-41.

Other West Virginia natural exhibits include an extensive taxidermy collection of wildlife- fish, birds, fox, bobcat, mountain lion, deer, elk, and eastern grey wolf! Also, hands-on sand displays for wildlife tracks and a new geology interactive map to design your own mountains, rivers and lakes. Take a park naturalist guided hike or join the daily activities! The Nature Center is open daily from 9AM-5PM.

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Start:
July 29
End:
July 31
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