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The Merry Month Activities: Cacapon
May 1 – May 5
May! Hikes, flowers blooming and fun activities about clouds, mammals and more. Join in these activities at Cacapon Resort State Park, May 1 – 5, 2023. Activities are conducted or begin at the nature center unless noted.
Monday, May 1, 2023
This class will help increase balance, flexibility, and
focus on connection to mind, body, & spirit. Location lodge.
WV Clouds Look up!
What type of cloud do you see? Join seasonal naturalist to learn about some common clouds.
Learn about Cacapon’s tributaries and help conduct a stream survey.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
It’s spring & time for frogs to start calling! Learn a variety of frogs & toads by sound.
Mammals of the Month
Come and find out what the three mammals featured! Learn about their tracks, traits, and fun facts. Make-&-Take a plaster cast foot print and enjoy some informational coloring sheets.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
The CCC Boys: A West Virginia Legacy
The CCC boys left a legacy that can still be enjoyed by all in our beautiful WV forests and parks. (30 min film)
Join park naturalists to discover how Camp Morgan created this WV State Park. A state park steeped in history and an invitation to the outdoors.
Thursday, May 4, 2023
WV Tree ID
Let’s discover the new blooming trees and a fun leaf pounding activity.
WV Clouds Look up!
What type of cloud do you see? Join seasonal naturalists to learn about some common clouds.
Friday, May 5, 2023
Nature Center Open 11:30AM-4:30PM
Phases of the Moon
Sketch the different phases of the moon. This month’s full moon is called the Flower Moon named after the abundant wildflowers. Also, we will take a short walk to see some wildflowers.
Come and visit the Tom Ambrose Nature Center! 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. Take a park naturalist guided hike or join the daily