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July 17, 2018 @ 9:01 pm
The place to be for outdoor fun and nature is North Bend State Park. Activities on this Wednesday include:
9:30 a.m.– Insect Investigation – The insect population is one of the largest of all the animals on earth. Explore the small world of insects and their kin in a big way with the park naturalist. After learning about how to identify these small wonders, we will journey outside with nets in hand to capture a few and check them out in the magnifying glass. We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour) YPP
11:00 a.m.– Plant Pounding – Search out your leaves and preserve them on cloth in this nature themed craft. Pound in designs, colors, and shapes to create your masterpiece. A great souvenir of your time at North Bend! We will meet at the Nature Center. (1 hour)
1:00 p.m.– Leave No Trace – Every activity that we do outside has the potential to leave some kind of impact behind after we’re through. This can sometimes be a problem for the environment and wildlife. Join our Quest guides in learning how to avoid some of these hazards when you are participating in whatever you love to do outside. Respect for the land and the wildlife that inhabit it will keep it pristine for everyone to enjoy! We will meet at the parking lot at Basecamp. (1 hour) YPP
3:00 p.m.– Fishing Derby – Bring your pole and we’ll supply the bait as you try your luck catching the Bluegill, Channel Catfish, and Bass that inhabit the River Run Pond. Anglers up to 14 years old are welcome to participate in this catch and release derby. We will meet at the pond by River Run Campground. (1 hour)
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.– Nature Center Open – Come inside to enjoy arts and crafts and a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends. Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries of nature.
7:30 p.m.– Hibbs Cemetery Trail Hike – The Hibbs Family lived centuries before North Bend came into existence but left behind a small family cemetery. Although it may be easily overlooked, legend has it that the remains were never moved. Take a look for yourself with the park naturalist as you learn about some of the local plants and wildlife along the way. We will meet at the River Run Campground Check in Station. (1 hour, 1 mile) YPP