Archive for March 19th, 2010

Night Moves

Friday, March 19th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Nightfall offers state park visitors a different perspective.

Make tracks to Inks Lake State Park in the Hill Country on the night of Saturday March 27, for their Moonlight Hike and Owl Prowl. Bring your flashlights and walking shoes and be prepared to listen to some strange sounds on your night out. [Male voice spouting cheesy pick up line] Wrong kind of night out. [Screech owl] That’s more like it.

You’ll meet at the Amphitheater to learn about owls and trail safety. [Sound effect of someone slipping and falling]. Um…watch your step. Later, you’ll explore the sights and sounds on the trail under a near full moon, and later you’ll call the owls to you. Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult; no pets please… [Cat hisses] …deal with it.

On that same night, across the state, at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, you can take part in a guided night hike. What can you see in the canyon at night? Whatever it is…don’t feed it after midnight. [Short snippet from movie Gremlins] Reservations are required for this trek…and the deadline to make them is March 25.

On the evening of March 29, Estero Llano Grande SP, which is part of the world birding center, is hosting a Full Moon Party. Come celebrate the full moon [Wolf howl] and see all that the park has to offer after hours.

Find information on these events in the calendar section of the Texas parks and Wildlife website.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.