Discover what you can see in the woods at night! We take a one mile walk through Crews Lake Wilderness Park to observe spiders, frogs and toads, millipedes, and everybody’s favorite, scorpions. We also listen for owls, frogs, and other animal night time sounds. Special multi-color flashlights will be provided. We begin with a brief overview of what we’re looking for and how to find it, instructions on using the flashlights, and viewing a collection of fluorescent items. Please note:
- Registration is required – link below.
- Wear sturdy shoes, as we’ll be walking on sandy paths and uneven terrain.
- Bring insect repellent.
- No white flashlights, cell phone lights, or pets.
- Preference for receiving lights will be given to those who register (links below).
- One tactical flashlight will be provided to each registered person and must be returned after the event. Additional flashlights can be purchased online.
This is a free, family-friendly activity. Crews Lake Wilderness Park is located at 16739 Crews Lake Dr, Spring Hill, Florida.
- Friday, April 9, 2021 at 8:30 pm [Register]
- Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:30 pm *** CANCELED DUE TO RAIN ***
For everyone’s safety during the pandemic, space is limited to 30 people per event. Masks are appreciated but not required.
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If you would like a more personal and in-depth night walk, consider a private tour. We are offering them for $5 per person with a $25 minimum. More info and request a tour here.
Night Walk Route
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