April 14th brought April showers to the WVBG, but it also brought over a hundred youngsters and as many parents for the Great Spring Egg Hunt event. While the children anxiously awaited their turn to search for eggs, they enjoyed visiting with live birds from the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, having their face painted, or meeting the Easter bunny. The egg hunts, broken up into three age groups, were the highlight of the afternoon, with children scouring the woods and lawns of the garden for plastic eggs.

Some of the colorful eggs were filled with candy treats while others were painted to represent eggs of local bird species and contained stickers of those birds. Some lucky children in each age category found eggs containing a prize certificate they redeemed for a bird feeder, plush bird, or coloring book, all donated by our local Wild Birds Unlimited store. Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Cheat Lake and Cheat Lake, Life Above the Ordinary magazine for helping to make this event a success. Also thanks to all of our WVBG volunteers and the University High School Girls Lacrosse team for assisting with the event.

Originally published in our Summer 2019 newsletter

Children seraching for eggs on the event lawn.

Photo by Jim Rhodes.

Children visiting with the Easter bunny.

Photo by Jim Rhodes.

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