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Monarch March: Cacapon
September 27 – September 28
Peak dates for Monarch Migration in the Cacapon State Park area is September 14 – 26, 2023. Join Naturalist Valerie Chaney, Allen Miller and volunteers for these activities.
WEDNESDAY, September 27, 2023
10:00AM All About Monarchs
Watch a series of videos on the life cycle of a monarch and the amazing migration to Mexico. Informational handouts, crafts, games and more!
1:30PM Become a Citizen Scientist
Learn how you can help with the monarch migration in spring and fall by reporting your monarch butterfly sightings on jouneynorth.org
2:30PM Butterfly Bingo
Learn about a variety of butterflies while playing bingo!
THURSDAY, September 28, 2023
10:00AM WV Snakes
Learn helpful ways to tell if a snake is venomous or non-venomous. Learn some fun facts about common WV snakes. (No Live Snakes in program)
1:30PM Hawk Migration at Cacapon Overlook
Join park naturalists at the overlook in search of migratory birds. Binoculars provided.
Helpful sites to watch the migration and report your Monarch butterfly sightings. monarchwatch.org, monarchjointventure.org, and journeynorth.org
Come and visit the Tom Ambrose Nature Center at Cacapon Resort State Park! The nature center is a great stop for all ages, showcasing exhibits on the park 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! Nature Center Open daily 9:30AM-4:30PM. All programs start at nature center unless noted.