Saturday, February 16, 2008


Tonight's nightwalk is full, but check the schedule for the once-a-month experience at the Audubon Center at the Francis Beidler Forest. If you have been here during the day, you definitely want to experience difference of the swamp in the dark.

We begin as the sun is setting (note: times differ from month to month) giving your eyes the opportunity to adjust with the dimming light. As in the day, the entire walk is on the elevated boardwalk, so there is no danger of interrupting any creatures during their nocturnal forays. However, with our greatest sense (sight) diminished, you will unconsciously focus more attention on your hearing and you will deer, raccoons and their wildlife cohort moving through the inky darkness. As we near the halfway point, the moon will rise providing additional light for the trip back to the nature center, which each group of friends or family makes separately under the watchful eye of the Barred Owls (Strix varia).

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