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Full Moon Hike

  • Date: 03/11/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Baytown Nature Center
    6213 Bayway Drive
    Baytown, Texas 77520
  • Introduction: Hike the Baytown Nature Center under the light of the full moon to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to wildlife.
Full Moon Hike offers visitors the chance to explore the grounds by moonlight. Each month Naturalist, Crissy Butcher leads a 90-minute tour to different areas of the center to search for nocturnal animals and experience their habitat. Participants should meet at 5:30 pm at the Visitor’s Center parking lot at 6213 Bayway Drive. The program is included with general nature center admission fees of $4 for ages 13 and above and $1 for children 5-12 and seniors. 

Animal behavior can be characterized by the times they are most active. Three categories determine this: diurnal, or daylight, nocturnal, or nighttime and crepuscular, or twilight (dawn or dusk). Beginning the hike before dark often gives visitors the possibility to see all three. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to enjoy the nature center after hours and visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark.Be there as the day shift turns in for the night and the night shift awakens to search for food, water or even a mate.

Hikers are asked to dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing and footwear. In cases of severe weather, hikes will be cancelled. If in doubt, phone the nature center at 281-424-9198 or check the nature center’s Facebook page. Very young children should not attend since the chances of viewing nocturnal animals are much greater in a relatively quiet atmosphere. Starting times change monthly according to sunset and moonrise and routes vary so the entire park is visited.

For more information contact Crissy Butcher at 281-420-7130 or Christina.Butcher@baytown.org.

The 2017 schedule is listed here.

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