Walks, Dark Sky & Bears

Enjoy these activities and visit the Nature Center between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. All activities held at Blackwater Falls Nature Center unless indicated.

Cranberry Woods Walk with Paulita Cousin, Park Naturalist begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Gentle Trailhead. For about an hour we’ll walk a portion of Yellow Birch Trail under a canopy of conifers to a mountain bog with wild cranberries.

Make Your Own Souvenir T-Shirt from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We’ll tie dye a souvenir BLACK or WHITE T-Shirt. Shirt is fee based and purchased at the nature center.

11:00 a.m. Bats, Light Pollution and Dark Skies is an 11:00 a.m. program that is about bats, light pollution and international dark sky. Tucker County is has some of the darkest nights in the country.

Boris the Bat Craft continues our batty conversation at 11:45 a.m.

Black Bear Aware is a special wildlife program at noon. Do you recognize Bear language? Do you know what to do in a surprise encounter? When are they most active? Are they cuddly teddy bears? Is your dog a deterrent? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this lively presentation by the park naturalist. Participants will have an opportunity to make a bear claw necklace at conclusion of program.

A Bear’s Life Game lets you step into the paws of a black bear in this lively FUN game suitable for all ages. Meet at the Nature Center at 1:00 p.m. to walk to the former tennis court to play. Smaller children may need help with reading. A great family activity.

Blackwater Falls Birds of Prey Talk is at 2:00 p.m. with Naturalist, Paulita Cousin. Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles are birds that you may see when visiting or hiking at Blackwater Falls State Park. There won’t be live birds, but there can be lively conversation. A wildlife craft follows the birds of prey program.

Event Details

  • Start Date: October 13, 2018

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