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Discover the Nightlife at the Baytown Nature Center

Post Date:06/02/2017 1:23 PM
June 2, 2017

Patti Jett
Public Affairs Coordinator
(281) 420-5802 office
(832) 217-9430 cell

Discover the Nightlife at the Baytown Nature Center 

On Saturday, June 10, Baytown Nature Center’s popular program, Full Moon Hike offers visitors the chance to explore the grounds by moonlight. Each month Naturalist, Crissy Butcher leads the tour to different areas of the center to search for nocturnal animals and experience their habitat after dark. Participants should meet at 8 pm at the Visitor’s Center parking lot at 6213 Bayway Drive. 

Hikers are asked to dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing and footwear for the 90 minute walk. 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 whole park is visited. The program is included with general nature center admission, which is $4 for ages 13 and above and $1 for children 5-12 and seniors.  

Take advantage of this opportunity to visit the nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark. Be there as the ‘night shift’ awakens to search for food, water or even a mate. Learn to identify owl calls or listen carefully for the howl of a coyote. For more information contact Crissy Butcher at 281-420-7130 or

Patti Jett, CPC
Public Affairs Coordinator
City of Baytown
(281) 420-5802  office
(832) 217-9430  cell
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