I was one of those little girls that thought snakes, snails, bugs, frogs and beetles were very cool. At a young age I found out that when I picked up one of those creepy crawlies, I could terrorize half the neighborhood, and it gave me the power to make boys twice my size scream like little girls! Of course, I really did like those animals much to my mother chagrin, especially when I brought them in the house for her to see. Usually it resulted in her crying out in another language I did not understand and my father laughing so hard he would cry. To her credit, even though she found some of the critters not so cute, she never curbed my enthusiasm for wild things.
If you would like to create some great memories with your children while learning about Creepy Crawly things, Caledon Natural Area will have a special program about reptiles, amphibians and insects. Skinks, lizards,spiders and of course everyone’s favorite…. Snakes!
Juvenile Nothern Watersnake
This a great opportunity for children to learn about things that might give them the willies; to find out that the animals that creep along in the woods, are not so scary after all!
Spider Having Lunch
Caledon Natural Area, a Virginia State Park, is a designated National Natural Landmark noted for it's old growth hardwood forests, and of course it’s amazing American Bald Eagle population.
Preparing Eagle for release.
The park offers exceptional programming year round. Click here for information on other great programs Caledon has to offer.
Caledon Natural Area Visitor Center
LOCATION: Caledon is located in King George County between Fairview Beach and Owens, 23 miles east of Fredericksburg on Route 218. From Fredericksburg, take 218 East for 23 miles. Caledon is on the left. Or you may take Rt. 3 east 18 miles to a left onto Rt. 206 for six miles, then turn left onto Rt. 218 and go about one mile; Caledon is on the right. From U.S. 301 (MD), turn right onto Rt. 206 for four miles to Rt. 218, then west about one mile.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia, 1 hour 45 minutes; Richmond, 1 hour, 30 minutes; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, 3 hours, 30 minutes; Roanoke, 6 hours, 30 minutes.
The Creepy Crawlin' Critters program will be offer on August 13th at 10:00a.m. and September 11th at 2:00 p.m. If you would like to participate, you must call the park to make a reservation. (540)663-3861