Saturday May 2, 2009
All programs begin at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center (Park Office).
8:30-9:30a.m. Tweets and Treats - Join us at the visitor center’s feeding station for some good bird watching, treats (hot beverages and cookies) and conversation. The peak of spring migration in approaching. Among the birds likely to be seen are Baltimore orioles, ruby-throated hummingbirds and rose-breasted grosbeaks. The feeding station is the best place in the park to see birds. With a sound system, you can hear the birds at the feeding station!
10:30am-noon Spring Wildflower Walk – Come along with the park naturalist on this leisurely walk to witness the abundance of Whitewater’s spring wildflowers. Among those that will be seen are spring beauty, trout lilies, hepatica, wild ginger, Dutchman’s breeches, false rue anemone and buttercups. Bring transportation as we drive a short distance to the trailhead. Bring your camera!
2:20-3:30pm Learning to Live With Rattlesnakes - Yes there are timber rattlesnakes on the bluffs of Whitewater State Park. How dangerous are they? How can we share area trails without risk to this threatened species and us? Get answers to your questions and see a live timber rattlesnake. Brochures will be available. Bring your camera!
*** A DVD on the 2007 flood is available for free viewing at the visitor.***
These activities are provided free of charge. State park vehicle permits are required. In addition to attending programs, you are invited to use the park’s self-guided interpretive services including visitor center exhibits and self-guided trail. A number of nature and history related videos are available for viewing in the visitor center.
The park’s staff hopes you enjoy the Blufflands’ resources of Whitewater State Park!