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Evening Nocturnal Program to be Held at the Zane Grey Museum

Immature Raccoon
A Raccoon is a common nocturnal animal

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News Release Date: July 7, 2009
Contact: Ingrid Peterec, 570-685-4871

Many creatures come alive as the sun goes down each night.  In a darkened world, those same animals must have special adaptations in order to survive.  Nocturnal animals take over the night shift, while the animals active during the day are safely sleeping. The Upper Delaware is home to a wide variety of nocturnal creatures.  If you were to take a walk outside in the late evening there is a good chance you may be able to hear a nearby Barred Owl calling from their nest in a tree, or the splash in the water as a raccoon catches a crayfish with its hands.

 

Join Park Ranger Alyson Lasko to learn about all things nocturnal.  Through demonstrations, visitors will learn why some species of animals are nocturnal and the adaptations that they hold, as well as why it is important for some species to be nocturnal compared to being awake during the daylight hours.

 

This nocturnal program will be held 7:30pm on Saturday, July 11, at the Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania.  The program is geared for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and come on out to learn about who goes bump in the night.

 

Mark your calendars also for a Night Sky program on July 25,2009 at 7:30pm also at the Zane Grey Museum.  For more information about this event call Education Specialist Ingrid Peterec at 570-685-4871.

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Bluestone in Hancock

Known as “The Gateway to the Delaware River”, Hancock, New York, is famous for its bluestone and timber industries. Louisville Slugger baseball bats were made from Hancock timber for over 85 and years and its bluestone was used in building the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.