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Register now for Audubon’s annual egg hunt

By Staff | Mar 13, 2015

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold its sixth annual Spring Children’s Egg Hunt the afternoon of Sunday, March 29 at its Yankauer Nature Preserve north of Shepherdstown.

The hunt will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. It will be for children ages 2-6. It will be a family-oriented event, and parents should plan to accompany their children as they hunt for eggs.

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 these eggs on the preserve’s trails and, in the process, discover how birds use camouflage keep their eggs safe from predators.

Other activities this year will include a “penguin egg walk” and an “ostrich egg balance challenge,” as well as an egg-toss game.

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 with lemonade or take home and enjoy later.

Space will be limited and pre-registration is required. There will be a fee of $5 per child.

Register online at the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Ellen Murphy, PVAS’s Director of Youth Programs, at Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org or 304-676-8739.