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Mid-September Outdoors: Twin Falls

September 16 September 17

Twin Falls features these great programs September 15-16, 2023. Take advantage of these nature-based activities. There is no fee to attend programs or the nature center. Join us if you enjoy being outdoors, interested in nature at Twin Falls, and appreciate interacting with people.

FRIDAY, September 15, 2023
8:00am – “Birding for Beginners”
Meet the Park Naturalist at the front entry of the lodge. If you are curious about nature and want to learn more about what’s around you, birding is a great skill and a fun hobby, birding only
requires binoculars, a good field guide and a positive attitude. This program lasts 45 minutes and requires walking. If you have binoculars, please bring them. A field guide can be purchased in our gift shop with birds that frequent Twin Falls. (YPP)

10:00am. – “Falls Trail Hike”
Meet the Naturalist at the Falls Trail Parking Lot for a hike on the Falls Trail. Learn the history of the Falls, the settlers who once called this area home. Get the question answered, “Why do the falls not produce water year round”? Learn about the flora and fauna in this particular area. Trail is a loop and is 1-1/4 mile. Trail is rocky and tends to have standing water due to underground seeps so consider these obstacles when selecting footwear. (YPP)

1:00 – 7:00 pm.
The Nature Center will be open.
Stop in and sign our guest book and let us know where you are from. Meet Willow, Whiskey, Coal, Viper and Lucy, our residents.
There will be a keychain craft for kids available for a small fee $2; supplies are limited.

6:00pm – 9:00pm. – “Lily Comer”
Lily is a performing artist with a unique voice, she has been compared to Patsy Cline who has had a huge impact on Lily. Other influences are Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Sr, Johnny Cash,
and Dolly Parton. This is a FREE event and will be held in the Courtyard located at the Lodge. We do offer some seating, feel free to bring a chair. If it rains the performance will be moved to the Dogwood Room located at the Lodge also.

8:00pm. To 9:00pm. – “UVA Hike”
You may think there is nothing to do after the sun sets for the day except to crawl into your sleeping bag and sleep until morning. But you’re wrong! Join Ace, our Summer Naturalist at the Falls Trail for an exciting ultraviolet hike. Hiking/Walking at night is a wonderful opportunity that too few of us partake in. It’s just a little harder to see. When you move through the woods at night with an ultraviolet flashlight, you open a whole new world. It’s like having a superpower to see invisible creatures and much more. When UV lights hit certain plants, animals or minerals, the chemicals in them release visible light. This is not a reflected light. The UV actually excites the chemicals in the object, which release the visible light. The effects can actually be spectacular. Whites, yellows, orange, and greens light up like some weird Christmas decorations. It’s something you need to just try. We have the lights for you to use. Dress accordingly, long pants and sturdy shoes are a great idea. Allow this activity to last an Hour. (YPP)

SATURDAY, September 16, 2023
10:00am. – 2:00pm.
The Nature Center will be open.
Stop in and sign our guest book and let us know where you are from. Meet Willow, Whiskey, Coal, Viper and Lucy, our residents.

3:00pm. “Cliffside Trail Hike”
Ace will be leading a hike on one of our second most visited trails. This is a 3 mile out and back trail with some rocky and steep areas. Allow 1 hour (YPP)

5:00pm. – “Creek Crawl”
Meet Ace our summer seasonal at the Falls Trail Parking area for an hour of splashing around in the creek. Help Ace look for crustaceans, invertebrates and other aquatic life as you wade
around looking in cracks and tip rocks (((Rocks are always placed back the way you found them))). Plan on being wet from knees down, creek bed can be very slippery due to algae that has formed on the rocks. Parents will be required to assist children under the age of 12. (YPP) Allow 1 Hour

7:00pm – 8:30pm. – “Ghost Stories and Peach Cobbler”
An evening with Bugs Stover and Park Naturalist Tammy Cooper.
Bugs has been a part of the Twin Falls family for many years; he has seen things that he cannot explain lurking in the woods. There are legends of stories that happened here in the park many, many years ago that have yet to be explained.

Tammy will be serving up her very own recipe of Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler baked over the campfire during the stories. Located at the Campfire Circle Weather Permitting. Call the Twin Falls Lodge front desk at 304-294-4000 for cancellation information.

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September 16
September 17
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Twin Falls Resort State Park

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