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Spring Bird Walk

Join local birder LeJay Graffious on an early morning bird walk. We will be birding by eye and ear to

Young Birders Walk

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. Appropriate for all ages. Free. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

A Garden Tour with an Eye for Design

Walk the grounds of the Botanic Garden with Executive Director Bill Mills and look at the many individual garden spaces. There will be a discussion of the plants that have been used in each as well as an evaluation of the concepts of successful garden design. Consider bringing a camera or phone to document thoughts and inspirations. Most appropriate for adults. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $20 for WVBG members, $30 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

WVBG Boundary Walk

Master Naturalist Ellen Hrabovsky will lead a hike through WVBG’s Hemlock and Old Growth Deciduous Forests, along our northeastern boundary line and discuss trees, wildflowers, and anything else that sparks interest. The walk will cover approximately 2.4 miles, requires stamina and closed toe shoes. Most appropriate for ages 8 and above. Free. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Ripley Ghost Walk

Storyteller Granny Sue leads the "Do You Believe?" ghost walk, a 1-mile stroll through downtown Ripley. The lantern tour features tales of local history such as WV's last public hanging and the tragic death of the town's namesake, Harry Ripley. Walks begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. from the Jackson County Courthouse. Call 304-514-2609 to register.

Greenwood Cemetery Tour 2017

Friends of Wheeling present: Greenwood Cemetery Tour 2017 September 10, 2017; Noon to 4:00 PM Costumed characters will portray the lives of some of Wheeling's most notable...and notorious citizens from noon until 4:00 p.m. This year's tour will include "Big Bill" Lias, leader of Wheeling's underworld, and his counterpart, West Virginia Prohibition Director, Charles Ahrens; Civil War veteran Benjamin Exley, who served in Carlin's Battery, and Anna Parker Hall, Civil War nurse and later national president of The Ladies of the GAR; rival brewers Anton Reymann and Henry Schmulbach; newspaper publisher John Frew; Benwood Mine Disaster victim Walter Sneddon; and socialite Sallie Howell, wife of Earl Oglebay, among others. The tour is free and open to all ages. Parking is available at nearby Wheeling Park, with shuttle transportation provided.

A Tour of the Night Sky

WVU Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy D.J. Pisano will be leading a tour of the night sky. The evening will start with a talk about some of the highlights in the night sky, including planets, star clusters, and galaxies as well as the origins of the Perseid meteor shower which peaks on August 12. This will be followed, weather permitting, with the opportunity to look at some of these objects through telescopes plus a guided tour of how to view the Perseid meteor shower. All ages. Free. * Please register by August 3. * All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. * Free walks and presentations last approximately 1.5 hours. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Lower Parking Lot Kiosk at any time. * Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Young Birders Walk

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 Avian Conservation Center's Young Birders Club and will be led by ACCA Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free. Please register online at www.wvbg.org by the Friday prior to the event.

Gardens for Wildlife Walk & Scavenger Hunt

Learn how the gardens and native plants at WVBG attract and support a host of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and various beneficial insects. Join WVBG Outdoor Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter for a fun info session, garden walk with focus on native plants, and curious kids’ scavenger hunt. Walk open to all ages. Free.

Young Birders Walk

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 Avian Conservation Center's Young Birders Club and will be led by ACCA Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free.

Twilight Penitentiary Tours

Hours: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Price: $30/person ages 13 and older. Come spend the twilight hours with us, and get a THRILL of a lifetime!! You will receive a 90-minute guided tour full of historic and paranormal information, and then have an opportunity to roam the halls on your own.

Ghost Adventures

Want to see what it is REALLY like to spend the night in prison – but with no living residents?…..Book your Saturday night with us for Ghost Adventures! Enjoy an informative 90-minute guided tour, and then roam the halls on your own. Hours are 11pm - 6am. Cost: $65/person18 and older.