PVAS to host turtle time

Join Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) for our program, Turtle Time, where you can connect with the animals at the Case Nature Center at Cool Spring Preserve. Turtle Time will be held on Friday, October 6 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Watch Willow the Wood turtle, Scute the Box turtle, and the rest of PVAS’s Animal Ambassadors as they munch their food and get exercise while a PVAS representative shares information about these creatures in our care.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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Located just six miles south of Charles Town, the Case Nature Center is a place for families to explore nature together. The indoor space has children’s activities, displays about butterflies, birds and other wildlife, and several ambassador animals, including turtles and a snake. This indoor space provides opportunities to orient visitors to the 63-acre Cool Spring Preserve before exploring the wetland, fields, and forests. A docent is available to greet visitors and answer questions about the Cool Spring Preserve and three other properties managed by Potomac Valley Audubon Society: Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer’s Marsh in Berkeley County and Eidolon Preserve in Morgan County.

While at the Cool Spring Preserve, visitors are encouraged to explore the Nature Playspace, Chimney Swift Tower, pollinator meadow, and 1.7 miles of trails through varied habitats.

The Case Nature Center is currently open 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, and the Cool Spring Preserve is open every day during daylight hours.

For more information, contact Kristin Alexander at Kristin@potomacaudubon. org or 681-252-1387.