Thursday, August 31, 2017

Goings on at the WVBG for September

September 2, 10:00 a.m.  WVBG Citizen Scientist! Magnificent Monarch Butterflies: Join us at the WVBG Butterfly Garden and learn about the Monarch’s life cycle, magnificent migration, habitat needs and conservation opportunities for citizen scientists and gardeners both young and old. Led by WVBG Outdoor Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, this walk and program will also focus on national Monarch conservation efforts by National Wildlife Federation and Monarch Watch. Walk open to all ages. Free. Register here.

September 17, 1:00 p.m. Mushroom Walk: WVU Professor of MycologyDan Panaccionewill lead us in search of forest fungi. He will show us how to identify the native mushrooms at the garden by their unique characteristics. Emphasis will be on general biology, not edibility. All ages. Free. Register here.

 September 23, 10:00 a.m.  Tree ID Walk: WVU Society of American Foresters club members will help us identify and teach us about some of the trees found at the WVBG. Bring a tree ID guide if you have one. All ages. Free. Register here.

 September 30, 8:00-11:00 a.m. Bird Day: Celebrate our avian friends at the Garden! Join us for a fall bird walk led by local birder John Boback (8:00 a.m.) followed by a live bird presentation (10:00 a.m.) and a young birders walk (11:00 a.m.) by the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia  Register here for the morning bird walk.   Register here for the ACCA presentation.  Register here for the young birders walk.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

WVU Core Arboretum

Two of the planned lectures as part of the Nature Connection Series were canceled because of inclement weather.
Originally scheduled for July 11, this Tuesday (8/29) they will be presenting
 Jamie Schuler, WVU, Assistant Professor of Forest Resource Management:  
(maple syrup biology and production)
Originally scheduled for August 22, the following Tuesday (9/5) they will be presenting
Albert R. Buckelew, Jr., Bethany College, Professor Emeritus of Biology:  
(bird range expansions in WV)
The lectures start at 6 in the WVU Core Arboretum Amphitheater.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Upcoming Paddling Trips

No for Saturday, August 12:  Weather has not improved, still 50% chance of showers and T-storms, so our birding paddle trip with Audubon's Lejay Graffious is again CANCELLED😢

Sunday, August 13:  Mon River from Star City south and back.  Meet at the Star City boat ramp (Access Point #2 on map below), Edith Barill Park, at 4:00 p.m.  Trip duration 2-3 hours, depending on the group. 

Tuesday, August 15:  Cheat Lake Backwaters.  Meet at Cheat Lake Park boat ramp (Access Point #10), and be ready to paddle at 9 :00 a.m.  There will be a couple opportunities for paddlers to leave, as the route will cross near the put-in 2-3 times.
Saturday, August 19: 1st Cheat Lake Regatta
Cheat Lake Regatta is an annual event created and organized by The Cheat Lake Rotary. The first annual Regatta will be held on August 19, 2017 at the Cheat Lake Marina & Crab Shack Caribba at 69 Mont Chateau Rd. Morgantown WV 26508. Our long term goal is to have weekend long events all over Cheat Lake in multiple locations. This is the first year of the event with some exciting activities. Our long term goal is to add more activities every year as we grow this event.Sponsored by Cheat Lake Rotary, see for more details.

Mary Wimmer
Organizer, Morgantown Area Paddlers
361 Laurel St.
Morgantown, WV  26505
Cell phone:  304-685-5270