The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will host “Wild Virginia!,” a live demonstration by the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center of animals you might see along the Appalachian Trail. The program will take place on Saturday, November 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the ATC’s visitor center at 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV. This event is free and is open to the public.
This program focuses on animals that live in Virginia and interesting facts and stories about their lives. Many of these animals are found all along the 14 states that the Appalachian Trail passes through from Georgia to Maine. Marian Orlousky from the ATC will begin the program with a brief presentation on the types of wildlife that can be found along the A.T. and some environmental research efforts that have been taking place. Then children will have a chance to get up close and personal with animals that frequent the A.T.: these might include a fox, snake, turtle, raptor, possum, and more.
Space is limited; pre-registration is required. To reserve space, RSVP to [email protected] by Thursday, November 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult supervisor. For more information, contact Laurie Potteiger at 304-535-2200 ext. 128 or [email protected].