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Woody Plants of the Forest
Local tree expert Jon Weems will discuss changes in the prevalence of various trees, shrubs, and vines during a walk with many stops on Botanic Garden trails. His remarks will include tree lore and tips on identifying woody plants without their leaves. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Most appropriate for adults.
CANCELED – Fall Drum Circle
Drumming isn’t just a fun activity. Drumming is a link to healing for the body, soul and Earth. Join us to learn about the healing qualities of drumming and participate in a drum circle. No experience is needed. If you don’t have a drum, don’t worry. Drums and percussion instruments will be provided or you can make your own (search online for ideas). Or fill a plastic bottle with rice, beans or gravel if you wish. All ages welcome. Free. Donations welcome.
Snakes of West Virginia
Jim Fregonara with WV DNR Division of Wildlife will introduce us to and teach us about snakes found in West Virginia. Regardless of how you felt about snakes before the program, you are sure to leave with new knowledge and a healthy respect for these important inhabitants of our forests and fields. All ages. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.
Young Birders Walk
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
It’s never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the West Virginia Young Birders Club and will be led by Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia’s Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free.
Crafting Holiday Ornaments
Join WVBG educators Erin Smaldone and Maria Tallman to craft some nature inspired ornaments! A winter-themed book will also be read. These simple craft projects are targeted at young children, but all are welcome. $5
Local tree experts Jon Weems and Dave Barnett will lead a nature walk around the site with an emphasis on winter trees and shrubs. All ages. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Most appropriate for adults.
Owls of the Garden
Join Mountaineer Audubon’s Derek Courtney and Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia’s Katie Fallon for a winter owl walk. The program will begin with a short presentation featuring live owls from the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia followed by a walk in the WVBG in search of wild owls. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Free for WVBG, ACCA, & Mountaineer Audubon members, $15 for non-members.