Scout & Explorer Day

“NIGHT OWLS & PROWL! MOTH WINGS AND THINGS” is an evening of exploration and discovery as daylight fades into dusk and twilight. With special lights and stations, Park Superintendent Andy Bennett and family invite you to help scout for moths. While waiting for these insects to arrive, you’ll also look and listen for owls. Owls inhabit the woods and structures of Watters Smith Memorial State Park. Some easy walking and quiet listening and observation will reveal creatures of the night.

The Bennetts actively journal nature observations and are avid hikers and bird watchers. Findings will be recorded and reported as citizen scientists.

During daytime visitors to the park, when looking up, you may see broadwing, red-shouldered and red-tailed hawks, all frequent fliers at Watters Smith Memorial State Park.

Park naturalists and superintendent invite not only Girl Scouts but all youth to attend activities planned on “Scout & Explorer Weekend” scheduled at many state parks. Open to the public, activities are designed for youth ages 6-16, however, any age is welcome to participate.

For activity time or for participation interest by youth groups such as Girl Scouts, please contact Park Superintendent Andy Bennett at 304-745-3081. If calling for activity information or to plan activities for a group, please leave a message if the superintendent isn’t available to take your call or email [email protected]

Event Details

  • Start Date: July 13, 2019

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