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Cacapon Resort State Park activities for this week

Thursday, December 8

Phases of the Moon. Draw each phase of the moon and learn some fun facts about the December’s Cold Moon.

1 p.m. – No Leaves, No Problem: All You Need is a Twig. Learn how to identify a tree in the winter time by its twig.

Friday, December 9

10 a.m. – Snowflake Crafts. Let’ s get ready for the holiday season and learn about a variety of snowflakes.

1-3 p.m. – Christmas Nature Crafts and Holiday Car- toons. Don’t forget about the birds, they need a gift too. Make and take a bird pinecone craft.

Saturday, December 10

10-11:30 a.m. – Holiday Stationary Cards. Join local artist Tania Cowles class to create one of a kind holiday card. Class if free and for all ages. Donations welcomed.

Sunday, December 11

9:30 a.m. – Winter Birding Walk. Meet seasonal park naturalist at the lodge for a hike along the Piney Ridge Trail. Binoculars provided.

1:30 p.m. – Weed Warrior
Program. Learn what non-native plants Cacapon State Park is threatened by and how you can help. Take a guided hike and help pull young shoots of the Japanese Barberry.

3:30-5 p.m. – Afternoon Activities South Lodge. Before dinner join park seasonal naturalist for weekly updates, any park questions and games like trivia and bingo. W arm up by the fire in the lobby of the south lodge.

Monday, December 12

10 a.m. – All about Woodpeckers. Learn about their adaptations and how to identify them by sight and sound. Who is at the bird feeder?

1 p.m. – Non-Native Invasive Plant Walk. Learn how

to identify the fall berries and leaves of Oriental Bittersweet and what projects the park is involved with. Help pull a few along the way.

Tuesday, December 13

10 a.m. – The CCC Boys: A West Virginia Legacy. The CCC boys left a legacy that can still be seen all over WV in the forests they planted and parks they helped to build. Thirty minute film.

10:30 a.m. – Spirit of Cacapon History Stroll. Meet at the Nature Center to take a short walk and discover how the CCC boys…the Civilian Conservation Corps left its mark on Cacapon.

10 a.m. – West Virginia Wildlife. Come and find out what variety of wildlife is at the park. There are many wildlife pelts you can touch. Fox, bobcat, coyote, beaver and more.

1 p.m. – Christmas Crafting with Nature. Make and take holiday ornaments using cardboard and milkweed seeds.