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Winding Down January: Blackwater Falls

January 27 January 29

Wintery activities at Blackwater Falls State Park, January 27 – 29, 2023 wind down the month of January. You’re invited to join in the fun and activities while visiting for the day or staying at the park. There is no cost to attend and activities begin or inside the nature center unless indicated.

FRIDAY, January 27, 2023
Nature Center Open: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
Bust n’ Boom Talk
Join the seasonal naturalist, Kenny, for a little history talk about the local area. About 45 minutes. YPP

1:00 p.m.
Creature Feature-Long Tailed Weasel
Join the seasonal naturalist, Kenny to listen about today’s featured creature that makes it special. The long tailed weasel! About 30 minutes. YPP

SATURDAY, January 28, 2023
Nature Center Open: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.
Winter Hike
Join the seasonal naturalist, Kenny, for an out and back walk to Pase Point Overlook. Trail is rugged with roots, rocks and uneven terrain. About 2 hours., 2 miles Sturdy shoes recommended. We may opt to change trail hike to another trail if winter safety becomes a concern. YPP

10:00 a.m.
Who Dung It?
Join park naturalist, Paulita,, as we discuss the differences between predator and prey skulls, the purpose of animal pelts, tidbits to animal track and scat. The creation of slimewill be part of this program. About 1 hour.YPP

1:00 p.m.
Snakes of West Virginia
Join the park naturalist to hear about snakes that live in the mountain state. A live snake will be highlighted during the presentation. About 1 hour. YPP

2:30 p.m.
Nature Myths
Can a shadow indicate when winter is over? Can the woolly bear coloration predict the winter season? Join the seasonal naturalist, Kenny, to help bust a few myths about animals. About 45 minutes. YPP

SUNDAY, January 29, 2023
Nature Center Open: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.
Scavenger Hunt Fun
Pick up the list of fun with a twist from the seasonal naturalist. A cell phone capable of taking photos is required. Novelty prize to winner.

11:00 a.m.
Basket Craft
Naturalist Kenny invites you to learn about using plants to create basket while weaving a small basket. Craft fee: $15.00. Supplies limited to first come basis. About 2 hours. YPP

Don’t forget the awesome sled run is open. You can and are encouraged to make ticket/session reservations in advance

For more information regarding nature-based activities at Blackwater Falls, email paulita.l.cousin@wv.gov. Other activities may be scheduled and posted at Blackwater Falls Lodge and Nature Center.

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January 27
January 29
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Blackwater Falls State Park

United States