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Pipestem Nature Activities

July 20, 2020 @ 1:01 am - July 23, 2020 @ 1:01 am

Pipestem Resort State Park sits on the east rim of the Bluestone River Gorge, which carves through the plateau to the scenic Bluestone River 1,200 feet below. Visit us at the Nature Center which is open Thursday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

12:30 p.m. Tall Tales Story Telling
Meet with Linwood at the picnic shelter by Park Headquarters. True (maybe) stories from the past and present. Personal first-hand accounts of events from history and fiction, that could be true, or at least credible.

2:00 p.m. Origami Moth
Meet Lynn at the picnic shelter by Park Headquarters where you will make a moth using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding called origami. Ages 10 years through adult are welcome.

3:30 p.m. When a Knot Won’t Do – Try a Splice!
Stronger than a knot, doesn’t work loose, impress your friends. Meet Linwood at the picnic shelter by Park Headquarters to learn a few common splices, and perhaps a rare one as well. You can bring your own rope or use one of ours. If you bring your own rope, it should be 3 strand spiral twist. YPP

6:00 p.m. Some Tips and History on Archery
Meet with Linwood at the camp archery target range. Information for beginners with tips and history for those who have already learned the basics.

7:00 p.m. Mothman
Meet Lynn behind the campground store to hear stories about Mothman, a legendary cryptid of West Virginia.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

It’s National Moth Week
Moth Night at Pipestem- 9:00 p.m.
National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. “Moth-ers” of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods. National Moth Week is being held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. NMW offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, NMW participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe. Meet Julie at the Nature Center for some moth watching. She will have a black light and white sheet set up to attract moths. Bring a flashlight and don’t forget your phone or camera to capture the moth moments. You may also want to bring a chair if you have one. In the event of rain, this program may have to be cancelled. (1 hour) YPP

Thursday, July 23, 2020

1:00 p.m. Nature Hunt
Meet Natalie at the Nature Center. She will post a list of objects outside to look for in Nature. (1/2 – 1 hour) YPP

4:00 p.m. Moth Memory Game
Meet Natalie outside of the Nature Center to learn about a few moths and play a moth memory card game. YPP

7:30 p.m. Mammals of Pipestem
Meet Julie at the Nature Center to learn about seven different mammals you may encounter at Pipestem. (1/2 – 1 hour) YPP

Please maintain proper social distancing (6 feet) and wear a face covering while participating in all programs, activities, and while visiting park facilities.


July 20, 2020 @ 1:01 am
July 23, 2020 @ 1:01 am