Date(s) - 05/07/23
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join us on a Foraging Hike as part of the National Park Services 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 2miles. We have a limited number of spots in an effort to help make this an enjoyable experience so participants must register for the event.
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. Hike will turn left down the graveled road to the Wetlands Boardwalk and Nature Trails. GPS coordinates: 38.017170 -81.111438