homepage logo

Audubon Society egg hunt set for April 5

By Staff | Mar 20, 2009

Yankauer Nature Preserve is located along the Potomac River a few miles northwest of Shepherdstown.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold its second annual Spring Children’s Egg Hunt the afternoon of Sunday, April 5 at its Yankauer Nature Preserve north of Shepherdstown.

Unlike traditional egg hunts, this one combines fun with an educational experience.

The eggs used in the hunt are colored to resemble real eggs of wild birds. Children are challenged to find the naturally camouflaged eggs on the trail and, in the process, they discover how birds keep their eggs safe from predators.

This year’s event will be for children ages 3-6. Eggs for them to collect will be hidden along two separate trails at the preserve.

At the end of the event, collected eggs will be “traded in” for a sweet treat. Children will also have an opportunity to paint a “real” wild-bird egg of their own to take home as they learn more about birds and their nests.

This will be a family-oriented event and parents should plan to go with their children as they walk on the trail.

The hunt will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Space will be limited and pre-registration is required.

There will be a fee of $5 per child, which can be paid that day.

To register, contact Ellen Murphy, PVAS’s Director of Children’s Programs, at (304) 676-8739 or pvasprograms@comcast.net with your name, phone number, and the number and ages of children attending.

The Yankauer Nature Preserve is located on Whiting’s Neck Road off Scrabble road, about six miles north of Shepherdstown. Directions are on the PVAS website at “http://www.potomacaudubon.org

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization and a member of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Combined Federal Campaign.