Mountain Nature Camp June 18-24, 2017

At this year’s Mountain Nature Camp (Nature studies for adults) in Terra Alta, WV, I will be the botanist.  I will be identifying the wildflowers at the camp and on most of the field trips.   I’ll also discuss edibility, medicinal uses and other natural history information.  I will also be leading a hike in the Dolly Sods Wilderness area.

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Top left clockwise… Scarlet Tanager, Velvet-foot Mushroom, Wild Columbine and Forest Log Millipede… all photos (c) Bill Beatty

This is a nature study camp for adults.  Mountain Nature Camp is located on an 18 acre peninsula of rural Terra Alta Lake in Preston County, West Virginia. Classes are on or near the grounds. Field trips include some of the most scenic and diverse locations in the West Virginia mountains.

** Designed for a variety of interests and all levels of experience/ability.

** Field trips focus on many aspects of Nature Study in destinations with a

variety of habitats and elevations.

** Hiking options available.

group at the Rohrbaugh Plains Trail overlook in the Dolly Sods W

Rohrbaugh Plains Overlook in the Dolly Sods Wilderness… photo (c) Bill Beatty

Facilities: Surrounded by woods with trails, meadows and the lake, Koehnline Lodge has a meeting room, dining room and professional kitchen. Our showerhouse has flush toilets and private showers.

Lodging: Sleep in your own tent in the woods or meadow (cots available) or make your own arrangements at nearby Alpine Lake Resort.

Meals: Home-cooked meals use many fresh, local ingredients. For full-day field trips, lunch is brought with us. Most special dietary needs can be accommodated.

Staff: Experts in their fields, recognized naturalists and professional interpreters are distinguished for their knowledge and their ability to teach both beginners and experts in Botany, Ornithology, Ecology, Natural History and other topics.

For more information: Call: 304-242-8562

Additional information and registration: http://www.brooksbirdclub.org/mountain-nature-camp.html