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Bill Beatty Leads Edible, Medicinal and Poisonous Plant Weekend at Blackwater Falls State Park, July 13-15
DAVIS, W.Va. – Edible/medicinal/poisonous plants. Can you identify them? Bill Beatty shows you how July 13-15 at Blackwater Falls State Park. “People today look to the natural word for answers to health, food sources and insight,” said Paulita Cousin, park naturalist at the Tucker county destination. The weekend includes an introduction to edible wild plants, a Saturday field trip to Fernow Experimental Forest, and the identification of medicinal plants and edible and poisonous mushrooms.
The weekend package includes two nights at Blackwater Falls Lodge in a shared room, Saturday and Sunday full-breakfast, Saturday lunch, and Friday and Saturday dinner; refreshments, programs and activities. The cost is $466 for two people. To participate only in the activities, the cost is $71.78 per person and does not include lodging or meals. The cost to attend individual presentations is $20 each. Pricing for youth is available. Registration and reservations are encouraged by phoning 304-259-5216 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weekend interpretative sessions include:
About Bill Beatty, Naturalist/AuthorBill Beatty has a B.S. degree in biology from West Liberty State College. He is a consulting Naturalist and Outdoor Education Specialist for Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Center, Oglebay Park, Wheeling, W.Va., since 2004. Bill founded Wild and Natural in 1990, specializing in nature/environmental programs and nature photography with more than 1,000 published photos. Bill is a Master Naturalist instructor with 40 years of experience as a naturalist and author of three books and numerous magazine articles.