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Holly River Outdoors

June 25, 2020 @ 1:01 am - June 27, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Outdoor activities at Holly River encourage exploration of nature and traditional activities. Join Naturalist Jane Birdsong as we adapt to distancing and still have a great time participating. Youth, adults and families welcomed.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

3:00 p.m. – VERY FISHY
Learn the parts of a fish, fold an origami fish to take home, then feed baby trout in our trout rearing pond. (YPP) Meet Naturalist in Old Pavilion.

4:00 p.m. – BLACK BEARS
Learn new discoveries about our largest WV mammal through stories & an active game in the Old Pavilion. (YPP)

Friday, June 26, 2020

10:00 a.m. – TREE ID WALK
A short walk around the office area to learn some of our Holly River trees by leaf shape. We have some unusual ones! Meet on office porch picnic table & look for Naturalist Jane. (YPP)

11:00 a.m. – BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS
Learn the subtle differences between these two flying insects and color one or two to take home. (YPP) Meet in Windy Gap Schoolyard, (Old Pavilion if raining).

2:00 p.m. – SALT LICK TRAIL HIKE
Meet Naturalist Jane on office porch for a one-hour hike to see what’s blooming. (YPP)

8:00 pm. – CAMPFIRE SONGS – Meet Naturalist at Carpenter Pavilion, proceed across bridge to fire semi-circle on Laurel Fork Trail. Bring your favorite songs, and we’ll sing around the fire to the fireflies!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

10:00 a.m. – FIREFLIES – WHAT MAKES THEM GLOW?
Meet in Balli Shelter to learn about luciferin’, how to tell males from females, and how to take part in the online firefly census. (YPP)

2:00 p.m. – CREEK CRITTERS
Learn the life cycle of several insects as we search for macroinvertebrates under rocks in Laurel Fork, examine them with magnifying lenses, & discover what they can tell us about our stream. Windy Gap Schoolyard: wear water shoes, bring curiosity! (YPP)

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Start:
June 25, 2020 @ 1:01 am
End:
June 27, 2020 @ 1:01 am