Mysterious Moon, Full Moon: Blackwater Falls
October 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bats are the only mammals capable of true and sustained flight. Bats can eat up to 1,200 mosquitoes an hour. Join us in building a bat box and learning more about these important animals in our ecosystem.
Make your own bat box from a precut kit to take home. Participants will use a screw driver and wood screws to assemble boxes together. Instructor Sam Muncy will be available to assist with assembly. A template and instructions for cutting and making more boxes will be handed out along with some information about how to attract bats.
View a PowerPoint presentation of bats and bat colonies across West Virginia and the United States. If you have bat photograph(s) send them digitally to instructor firstname.lastname@example.org and be a part of the program.
Since the beginning of human history the moon has been the source of mystery and every feeling known to man. On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong said “One step for man, one giant leap for mankind both answering much of the mystery and cementing human kind’s ability to explore this celestial body. Join us at the nature center at Blackwater Falls, October 28, 2023 at 7:00p.m. for ‘Mysterious Moon’.
Through slides and class discussion we’ll shed some (moon) light on our closest outer space neighbor. The actual footage and sound on Neal Armstrong’s landing will be shown and discussed. Along with slides of past moon myths and the historical path NASA made to the moon. October 28, 2023 is also a full moon coined a Full Hunter’s Moon and a lovely time to be at the nature center looking up.
Hope to see you at the Nature Center at Blackwater Falls State Park on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. for the Mysterious Moon.
About ‘Sam’ Muncy, Jr.
Charles H. “Sam” Muncy, Jr. graduated from West Virginia University with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and is a practicing Professional Civil Engineer and also holds registration as a Professional Surveyor. Sam really enjoys exploring and discovering the hidden gems of West Virginia natural heritage as a Master Naturalist certified by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Being a Master Naturalist gives Sam the opportunity to support our state’s wonderful park system and to share his appreciation for our natural surroundings with visitors to our parks.
Muncy is the treasurer of the West Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation. Sam and other like-minded individuals are trying to bring back the legendary magnificent giant American chestnut trees that prior to the 1950’s once resided in the Appalachian ridge tops so thick a person could not see through the forest.
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