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?
The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.