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Mid-week July Farewell: Cacapon
July 26 - July 28
Unique programs at Cacapon include Kayaking 101, tie-dye and All about Bats. Join Naturalist Valerie Chaney and summer team, Garrett, Allen and Mary and park volunteers at the nature center (unless another location is indicated), July 26-28, 2022.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Learn basic kayak safety and enjoy a naturalist guided tour of the lake. Meet at boat docks. Kayaks are limited to ten. $5 each. RSVP to email@example.com/ or first come first serve.
WEST VIRGINIA SNAKES
Learn the difference
between venomous and non-venomous snakes. Coloring activity. *no live snakes* YPP
Plants Discover what plants are hurting our park and what you can do to help.
Wednesday, July 27. 2022
Make your own Cacapon Resort State Park tie dye T-shirt! $10 (Fee includes shirt and all supplies for the artsy creation.)
ALL ABOUT BATS
Join guest naturalist, Aubrey Bartman, from Coopers Rock State Forest. Her program includes use of an echolocator that identifies different species calls. Her passion for bats comes from first hand experience with bat studies. Her program includes anatomy of a bat, how to get a bat out of the house, plans for building bat boxes, and white-nose syndrome, a devastating disease causing bat populations to decline. If you have not visited Coopers Rock State Forest, Aubrey welcomes the conversation about the forest, trails and history.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
PADDLE BOAT & BIRDING
Meet at the boat dock rentals for a morning of lake views, binoculars provided. First come-first serve $5
Our WV OWL PALS
Discover the variety of owls by sight and sound! What do they eat? Find out by dissecting an owl pellet! Will there be bones and hair or seeds and grass? YPP
Discover the monarchs many life stages and life journey. Explore the milkweed for eggs and caterpillars. We’ll check our pollinator plot for caterpillars.
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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