I can remember exploring the nearby creeks when I was growing up, never knowing whatI was going to find.Sometimes, I would find small fish, a salamander, or maybe even a “crawdad”. There were other times wheni would find something I had never seen before and wonder, “what could this be?”, and now maybe I can get some of the questions answered.
Wilderness Road State Park, utilizing a partnership with the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, will present A Shady Wet World on Saturday, June 20 at 1 pm. Join us as we step into a neighborhood of secret homes hidden away in a mountain stream community. The program will be conducted by Amy Wilson of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Have you ever wondered what lurks beneath submerged rocks, or fallen logs? Who calls our local streams home? Fascinating creatures live and lurk in the darkness and wait to be discovered with a virtual game of hide and seek.
I think at some point in time, most of us that grew up in this area have played in the creeks or rivers. And we probably have all turned over a few rocks just to see what was under them. This program will take us back to that time, and allow us to find out exactly what does live in these shady wet worlds.
Salamanders, aquatic insects and bugs as well as small fish and minnows are just a few of the creatures the park expects to uncover during this program. Many times we have seen things in the water and wondered what they were. As I said earlier, this program may present the opportunity to find out those answers while possibly discovering much more.
For more information, or to register, please call the park office at 276-445-3065 or email us at: [email protected].