Snakes, fish and birds of prey will be displayed as part of the 2nd annual Mill Creek Adventure Day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse in Ripley. The free event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Mill Creek and Main Street Ripley.
Topic discussed: Eagles
9:30am – 11:30am – The Nature Center is Open – Come inside to enjoy arts and crafts and a chance to meet some of our wildlife friends. Take a look around and marvel at the mysteries of nature. 12:00pm – Wild About Wild Turkeys – Come talk turkey with the park naturalist and learn about these amazing and sometimes misunderstood birds of our forests. Great for all ages. We will meet at the Nature center. 2:00pm – Hibbs Cemetery Trail Hike – Learn some West Virginia flora and fauna as you hike the trail to the ancient Hibbs Cemetery. The trail has a constant grade and great views. Meet at the River Run Campground check in station. (Lasts about one hour. 3:30pm – Soda Pop Bottle Fish – Reuse items to create works of art. This craft uses old soda pop bottles, turning them into beautiful fish. Materials provided. Meet at the Nature Center. Craft time lasts about one hour. Find more daily activities on the link below. Visit North Bend - Take away memories.
Bird Walk – Meet in the lobby at McKeever Lodge for a walk to find some of our feathered friends. There will be a limited number of binoculars to use so bring your own if you have them. All skill levels welcome. Bird walk lasts about an hour. More activities posted to the website.
Meet Naturalist Julie McQuade at the Pipestem Nature Center to take a stroll around an old farm pond. We will take a dip, with a net, and see what type of critters are out and about. (1/2 hour – 1 hour). Meet at 11:30 a.m. Fee free. Outdoor exploration activity.
The "big bad wolf" is a widely known term, but in actuality wolves are more afraid of us than we are of them. Join Ironwood Wolves, a small, USDA licensed educational facility, as they tackle the myths associated with these fascinating creatures. Hear discussions about behavior, family life, reproduction, diet, myth vs fact and the wolfs important role in the ecosystem. The presence of an educational animal is part program. This family friendly activity will take place in the Cacapon State Park conference center at the Lodge. Call for program times or email for program. There is no charge to attend.