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July Summer Fun: Holly River
July 13 – July 15
Holly River State Park is packed with summer fun. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of these programs, particularly Fireflies, Butterflies and Archery. Your nature host is Jane Birdsong, Summer/Master Naturalist on July 13 – 15, 2023.
THURSDAY, July 13, 2023
2 PM – INTREPID CLIMBERS ONLY
If you’ve always wanted to climb to the Top of Potato Knob, join a small group of intrepid climbers on July 13. Sturdy shoes and Trek poles or hiking sticks are necessary. Pack a small backpack w/ water and wading shoes for a trip to Lower Falls after. Meet @ Holly River State Park office by 1:45 PM to sign up.
FRIDAY, July 14, 2023
10 AM – FIREFLIES – WHAT MAKES THEM GLOW?
Learn about their evolutionary history and how to take part in a firefly survey the Division of Natural Resources is asking folks to help accomplish! Windy Gap Schoolyard – YPP
2 PM – INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
Become a water droplet as you move through all the places Water can be on planet EARTH – a very active game. Learn while having fun in Windy Gap Schoolyard/ Old Pavilion if rainy YPP
4 pm – ARCHERY
Learn to hold a bow, load arrows, target shoot & long shots. Look for naturalist Jane at the archery range in the game field across from the Holly River State Park office. YPP
SATURDAY, July 15, 2023
10 AM – NATURE CRAFT: PINECONE BIRD FEEDERS
Feed your feathered Friends. Meet naturalist Jane in Windy Gap Schoolyard (Balli Shelter if rainy). The naturalists will bring all supplies & bags to carry them home. All ages welcome. Its a great time to craft and learn about birds.
2 PM – BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS
Learn the subtle differences between these amazing flying insects, color one to take home. Windy Gap Schoolyard/ Balli shelter if rainy. YPP
4 pm – ARCHERY
Learn to hold a bow, load arrows, target shoot & long shots. Look for the naturalist at the archery range in the game field across from the office. YPP
YPP – Young People for Parks centers on environmental activities that encourage youth of ages 6 – 16 to get outdoors and explore nature. Participants who attend at least 3 activities with the park naturalist and can recall in writing what they learned, are awarded a certificate or other token.