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Audubon Society egg hunt slated March 28

By Staff | Mar 12, 2010

Theodore Madison finds and egg during a past Audubon Society egg hunt.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold its third annual Spring Children’s Egg Hunt the afternoon of Sunday, March 28, 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. Other activities this year will include a “penguin egg walk” and an “ostrich egg balance challenge.”

This year’s event will be for children ages 3 to 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: decorating an egg shaped cookie to enjoy on the spot or take home and enjoy later along with lemonade.

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 with a credit card is required. The fee is $5 per child.

Registration is available on the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org using the “Spring Egg Hunt” link.

For more information, contact Ellen Murphy, PVAS’s Youth Education Director, at (304) 676-8739 or pvasprograms@comcast.net.

The Yankauer Nature Preserve is located on Whiting’s Neck Road off Scrabble road, about six miles north of Shepherdstown. Directions can be found on the PVAS website.