Naturalist Ramble - Fireflies and Other Nighttime Creatures

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Saturday June 8

8:15 PM  –  11:00 PM

With Liz Domingue

Meeting location: Twin Creeks Picnic Pavilion 1316 Cherokee Orchard Road Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Learn more about synchronous fireflies and other animals who prefer to work the night shift with a professional naturalist!

After the sun goes down, we'll explore the woods and waterways under a cloak of darkness to listen, observe and identify the nocturnal animals who cross or path or catch our interest in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  

This is a special opportunity for kids of all ages to learn more about the natural world and have a safe, fun experience in the park at night. While enjoying the light show, we'll learn how to call for Barred Owls and if we're lucky, we'll get some responses or fly in for a close look at our group!

Activity rating: 1-2 Easy to Easy active.

What to bring: Plenty of water and food for your comfort and sturdy walking shoes. When observing wildlife at night, we recommend using a headlamp or flashlight with a red lens. A personal first-aid kit and trekking poles may be helpful as well.

Active/Lapsed Members: Please sign in or register (above) prior to completing this registration.

Non-Members: Please register above prior to completing this registration. When you choose the non-member fee below, you will automatically earn a Buckeye-Level membership good thru a year from today.

All Required: Please read our Waivers and Policy Agreements.

For more information, call Dana Murphy at 865.436.7318, Ext. 349