PVAS holds an annual “Spring Egg Hunt”at the Yankauer Nature Preserve each spring for young children ages 3-6. Rather than searching out brightly colored plastic eggs, the eggs we use are painted like real eggs of wild birds so they are camouflaged along the trail. Children learn about camouflage as an adaptation that keeps eggs hidden from predators. Eggs are turned in at the end of the egg hunt in return for a treat.
The event includes a variety of activities such as decorating sugar cookies like real bird eggs, investigating other animals that lay eggs, learning about how eggs hatch, penguin walking competitions, egg-on-spoon races, and, of course, the egg hunt itself.
Pre-registration is required because space is limited. Fee: $5/child. (Adults free.)
© 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society
P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
phone // 304-676-3397
|Kristin Alexander, Executive Director // 304-676-3397
Ellen Murphy, Program Specialist //
Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016
Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714