Full Moon Walk October 27
Contact: Beckie Mims, 850-934-2631
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola Beach, Florida:On Saturday, October 27, at 6:30 p.m., Park Ranger Beckie Mims will lead an hour-long program on the October full moon at Gulf Islands National Seashore.Meet at the Langdon Beach Gulf side pavilion, which is located three miles west of the Fort Pickens Entrance Station."Bring the entire family, and a blanket to sit on, for this 200 yard hike through the sand. Follow a planetary lineup of our solar system while learning about the many park species that depend upon dark night skies for their survival," said Ranger Mims.
Plan to arrive early and remember that there is an $8.00 entrance fee unless the card bearer has a park pass. For more information on ranger-led programs, call (850) 934-2600 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/guis.
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Did You Know?
Because of the tropical-like conditions, the U. S. Army established the Cat Island War Dog Training Camp in south Mississippi during World War II. A variety of dog breeds were trained to guard, deliver messages, and attack the enemy. Cat Island is part of Gulf Islands National Seashore.