Meteor madness, a creek walk and other programs might draw visitors to Mistletoe State Park in Appling during August.
Marilyn Grau, senior corps project director for The Senior Citizens Council and a Mistletoe volunteer, said events slated at the park this month include Herbs and Edibles on Aug. 9 at the Nature Center. The 11 a.m. event will be led by forester Cathy Black and includes a lesson on feasting on nature's bounty.
An early morning Perseid meteor shower viewing will be held 2-5 a.m. Aug. 12. Following the display, participants will enjoy a breakfast of coffee and cheese grits.
"Meteor Madness attendance is unpredictable, but averages around 10 to 12," said Grau. "That's not bad for 2 a.m. Believe it or not, folks have driven here from Atlanta for it because there are so many lights in the city that it's much harder to see the meteors."
Three other events slated for August include a Creek Walk on Aug. 16, "Poop Scoopin' Boogie" -- a program on identifying animals by their droppings -- on Aug. 23 and the Watermelon Wallow on Aug. 30.
"The Watermelon Wallow is new this year," Grau said. "Because the state parks are really encouraging people to 'Get Out, Get Dirty and Get Fit,' we tried to come up with as many programs as possible that would encourage folks to be active."
To view a complete list of programs offered and a description, go to the park's Web site at www.gastateparks.org and select Mistletoe State Park from the listing. To register for the park's August events, call (706) 541-0321.
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