Critters of the Night

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Date: September 29, 2011
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3005

Harkers Island, North Carolina -- The National Park Service welcomes the public to join park staff on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Harkers Island Visitor Center of Cape Lookout National Seashore as we celebrate Critters of the Night.Scouts, home-school groups, and other organizations are asked to call ahead to help us plan for your group.

When the sun sets and many creatures are going to sleep, others are just waking up. Discover some of the mysterious animals which make the park come alive in the dark of the night. Live animals will be viewed in exhibits and seen during the Night Hike. Critter named constellations will also be viewed through binoculars. Listen to Tales and Legends while relaxing around a campfire. Be sure to bring your chairs and blankets to make it more comfortable around the fire.

The Outer Bank Wildlife Shelter will have live animals on display
as they present an interactive program about night animals.
 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Conquer your fears and enjoy a guided night hike through
the maritime forest. (Bring your flashlights)
 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Did you know that there are critters in the night-time sky also?
Guided by a knowledgeable astronomer, we will learn about some
of the animal named constellations. (Bring your binoculars)
 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fear of the unknown has produced many Lores and Legends about
night-time critters. Join the rangers at a Fireside Chat to discover the
facts about these animals. (Bring chairs and blankets)
 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Harkers Island, NC 28531


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