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Spring children’s Egg Hunt to be held

By Staff | Apr 8, 2011

(Submitted photo) A participant in a previous Potomac Valley Audubon Society egg hunt discovers an egg.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society PVAS will hold its 4th annual Spring Children’s Egg Hunt the afternoon of April 17 at its Yankauer Nature Preserve north of Shepherdstown.

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 to 5. 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.

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 3:30 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 “Egg Hunt at Yankauer” 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.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a United Way of the Eastern Panhandle partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.