Experience the sounds, smells of a night hike

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Experience the sounds, smells of a night hike

August 28, 2017 - 09:21

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 2017
ALL AGES 7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

As the nights cool down, the activity heats up. Join the staff of Chinsegut Conservation Center for a guided night hike to see who or what is up when the sun goes down.
Most people go hiking during the day because it’s easier to see where you’re going, and humans are naturally more active during the day. But there’s a myriad of things you might not ever see unless you hike at night.

When we go hiking after dark, our other organs come into play, especially hearing and smell. Our senses become sharper and we find ourselves listening much more closely.
Once we get used to the darkness, you’ll discover that it’s not completely dark especially on a starry night.

Hiking at night may not be in some people’s comfort zone but it’s exciting to experience an entirely new world that you won’t see during daylight. There are different sounds, smells and a whole new group of nocturnal animals that are only active after dusk. They include bats, great horned owls, skunks and raccoons. These animals may be nocturnal to make it easier to find food or use the night to hide from predators.

When you go to sleep at night, there’s a whole other world that’s just starting to wake up. When you go on a night hike, you have the chance to explore this other world like a foreign land.

A night hike is a new challenge, you never know what you’ll experience. Please dress appropriately for evening hike; insect repellent and bottled water suggested. The event is free but pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Joe at joe.murphy@myfwc.com, phone 352-754-6722 or visit myfwc.com.

Chinsegut Conservation Center is located at 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, FL 34601