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October Approaches: Cacapon

September 27 @ 8:00 am September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Our orange and black winged insects are moving on. On September 27 – 29, 2022, let’s learn about monarch migration, the lifecycle of butterflies (fascinating), and more. If you can’t attend the programs, do visit the nature center or hike a trail and enjoy the approach of fall. All programs start from the nature center unless indicated.

TUESDAY, September 27, 2022

Monarch Migration
Watch a series of videos on the life cycle of a monarch and the amazing migration to Mexico. Informational handouts, crafts, games and more!

Magnificent Monarchs
Discover the monarch’s many life stages and life journeys. Explore the milkweed for caterpillars & chrysalis.

WEDNESDAY, September 28, 2022
The CCC Boys: A West Virginia Legacy
The CCC boys left a legacy that can still be enjoyed all over WV in the forests they planted and parks they helped to build. (30 min film)

Spirit of Cacapon
Meet at the Nature Center to take a short walk and discover how the CCC boys…the Civilian Conservation Corps left it’s mark on Cacapon.

THURSDAY, September 29, 2022
Learn the importance of spiders and how we are all connected in the web of life.

Our WV Clouds
Look up! What type of cloud do you see? Join seasonal naturalists to learn about some common clouds. Let’s see what shapes clouds are making as we look up! YPP

2022 Monarch Migration Info
Peak dates for the local area (Morgan County, W.Va.) is September 14 – 26, 2022.
Helpful sites to watch the migration and to log in your own sightings!

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.


September 27 @ 8:00 am
September 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Cacapon Resort State Park

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