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Night Hike at Claytor Nature Center

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November 5, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This program gives people the opportunity to experience the outdoors after dark and to investigate the adaptations that allow bats to be active at night. We may see and hear bats and other animals that are not often encountered in the daytime. There will be discussions about the unique habitat that bats require to thrive and the threats and competition that they face.
The hike will be about a mile with frequent breaks. No flashlights or cell phone lights will be permitted, as they interfere with night vision and some of the experiments that we will be conducting. It will be dusk when we begin and dark by the time the hike concludes. This program is appropriate for children 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information on what to expect, safety protocols, or how to register, check out the calendar/registration page here:
Cost is $7 per person or $5 with Otter Romp membership program.
More information about the membership and how to join at this link.
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Claytor Nature Center
1844 Woods Road
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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