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Spring Foraging Hike with Mitchell Dech

February 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a Spring Foraging hike with Mitchell Dech, part of the National Parks Spring Fling Nature Festival.

West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains are a forager’s paradise. Spring is the perfect time to learn about the skills involved in foraging for wild food. Discover the delicacies that can be found in the woods. Roots, tubers, and shoots, greens, buds, and flowers are among the various plant structures that are available for harvesting. Follow a local legend the “Berry Man” Mitchell Dech as he leads our educational foraging hike. This event will be hands-on exploring to discover, discuss, and learn about edible plants in their habitats. Come prepared with comfortable shoes for moderate hiking 2 miles.


Wolf Creek Park New River Birding & Nature Center


Located between Oak Hill and Fayetteville, WV, near the intersection of Appalachian Drive and SR-16, just off of US-19. Enter Wolf Creek Park via Nick Rahall Greenway; pass Bridge Brew Works, (steel building on left); Pull into Wolf Creek Trail Parking lot on left passed Bridge Brew Works (Parking Lot off Guy Dooley Trail). We meet in this first parking lot. Hike will turn left down the graveled road to the Wetlands Boardwalk and Nature Trails. GPS coordinates: 38.017170 -81.111438

To ensure this is an enjoyable experience we ask that you preregister to attend this event as we need to limit spots to make sure everyone can see and hear our guide.



February 14
8:00 am - 5:00 pm