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Summer Fun Mid-June: Blackwater Falls
June 15 - June 16
Enjoy nature based activities at Blackwater Falls State Park June 15 – 16, 2022. Activities begin at the nature center unless indicated. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Nature Center Open: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
BEGINNERS BIRD WALK
Join the park naturalist at Sled Run Fire Circle for a stroll around the area listening and looking for feathered friends. About 1 hour. YPP
CSI: CREEK STREAM INVESTIGATION
Join the naturalist in the lobby of Blackwater Falls Lodge to discover what creatures live in the stream. Learn how to identify
macroinvertebrates (things that don’t have bones) and what they tell us about the water quality. Expect to get wet! Sturdy shoes required. About
1 hour, some walking. YPP
WILD EDIBLE & MEDICINAL PLANT WALK
Join the naturalist to hear about common wild plants in our area used for food and medicine historically or today. This is an information activity only and participants are encouraged to continue research before using wild plants for food or medicine. About 1 hour. YPP
CREATURE FEATURE! Spiders of West Virginia
Join the naturalist to listen about spiders found in West Virginia and perhaps stroll outside to look for spiders. Remember, spiders are good for the environment.
About 30 minutes. YPP
Join the naturalist to discover what craft will be today’s project. Craft fee varies $1-$5.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Nature Center Open: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Join the park naturalist at Pendleton Point Overlook for a stroll around the area looking at birds, trees, wild- flowers and more. About 1 hour. YPP
WHO WAS PORTE CRAYON?
Join Kenny Noland in the bus parking/falls overflow graveled parking area near park intersection for a short walk along an access road to view Blackwater Falls. Along the way discover the story of Porte Crayon. About 1 hour. YPP
BEES & CANDLE CRAFT
Join the staff to listen about bees and then create a bee wax candle to take home. About 1 hour. Note: Drying time varies on candle. Craft fee: $4.00 YPP
Since 1978, the Harold Walters Nature Center at Blackwater Falls State Park has been educating and facilitating environmental education through the park’s vast natural resources by offering a variety of free to low cost programs designed to assist visitors to learn more about the natural world.
Naturalist staff may also be available to conduct interpretive programs for school groups and organized groups at the park or nearby community. Call 304-259-5511 for more information.
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