MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION •
nce the sun starts setting in the western sky, hikers often quickentheir pace to leave the woods before darkness sets in. Most hikersnever have the opportunity to experience the forest when the naturalworld’s “evening performers” begin their nightly show. If you’ve wantedto hike at night and enjoy this unique experience, join the environmentaleducation staff of the Morris County Park Commission for one or more of these evening hikes.At Pyramid Mountain in Montville, take part in a
Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, November 28 at 4 p.m.
Explore the trails in the diminishinglight before the full moon comes into view. The Lenape Indians called thefull moon of late fall the “beaver” or “frosty” moon.On
Sunday, December 23 at 3 p.m.
, join the
Welcome Winter Hike
and bid farewell to the longest nights as the days slowly lengthen now that theWinter Solstice has passed.Both hikes are moderate level and approximately 2 ½ hours long. Thesehikes are intended for ages 7 and older, and cost $5 per person. Dress for the
weather, and bring water and a ashlight. Space is limited, so advanced
registration is required.
For more information or to register, please call Pyramid Mountain at 973-334-3130.
Come to Kids’ Nature Fest!
on’t sleep in on
Thursday, November 8
because there is so much to exploreat Kids’ Nature Fest on this day off from school! From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,this fun and educational day features insect and arachnid-related hands-onactivities, LIVE animals, nature walks, crafts, games, and more for kids in grades1 through 4. Kids invent and build their own new species of creepy crawly, searchthe trails for clues to which bugs have been here, and get a taste of a bug’s life.Even kids who say, “Ugh!” to bugs, leave with a newfound appreciation for thesefascinating creatures!This program runs rain or shine, so children should dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch. Light snacks and juice are provided in the afternoon. This eventcosts $40 per child. A maximum of 50 children can be accommodated, so preregistra-tion is required.
For more information or to register, please call 973-635-6629.