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Late July Weekends: Cacapon

July 22 - July 23

Unique programs at Cacapon include medicinal plant walk, Owl Pals, and Morgan County Art Council art project. Join Naturalist Valerie Chaney and summer team, Garrett, Allen and Mary and park volunteers at the nature center (unless another location is indicated), July 22-23, 2022.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Medicinal Plant Walk
Join Iris Kirsch, a Berkeley Springs based Herbalist and educator. Join her for a easy walk to identify medicinal herbs. Bring a camera or take notes, as no foraging in state parks. All
ages welcome.

Fishing 101
Meet at the Nature Center, then head out to the lake! Learn how to tie a fishing hook, then cast out! Fishing poles & worms provided (limited amount) or bring your own. (1hour) YPP

Our WV Owl Pals
Discover the variety owls by sight and sound! What do they eat? Find out by dissecting on owl pellet! YPP

Power of Pollinators
Join the summer naturalist to learn the importance of pollinators and try to find some! YPP

Seeds of History
Learn about our rich Appalachian subsistent past in our CCC heritage garden. YPP

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!

Irish Road Bowling
Enjoy an afternoon of bowling! If you haven’t tried this sport, come out and see what it is all about. Check it out on WV.IRB.COM .

Bring it on Badminton
Park at the tennis court parking lot for this fun sport.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

West Virginia Snakes
Learn the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes. Coloring activity. *no live snakes* YPP

Seeds of History
Learn about our rich Appalachian subsistent past in our CCC heritage garden. YPP

Plants, Paints, & Pigments
Join local artists with the Morgan County Arts Council for an afternoon of collecting specific items on a walk then to create your own paint brushes and create your own art masterpiece. This instructor led program from the Morgan Arts Council is $35. Register online at www.macicehouse.org or call 304-258-2300.

Stream Study
Discover what makes a stream healthy and what unlikely critters may be hiding in plain sight! Meet at the Nature Center. You may want to bring shoes to get wet. YPP

Wildflower Meadow Walk
Meet park naturalists at the lodge for a nice evening stroll to get a close look at our park’s pollinator fields with evening colors.

Special Storytellers
Campfire Stories
Join us for songs, marshmallows and stories around the campfire. Natalya and Nate Smith, a daughter-father storytelling duo from Knoxville, TN will be sharing their love of a good tale. Come listen to some spooky and not-so-spooky stories (they will get scarier as the night goes on).

Mark you calendars for these upcoming events:
July 29-Snakes Alive with Biologist Jim Fregonara
July 30-Flying Squirrels presentation
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! 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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July 22
July 23
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