Sodalis Nature Preserve provides a habitat for a variety of animals along with several different species of bats. Habitats will be the focus of the Night Hike in July. The Night Hike will be 7:30 p.m. July 14 at Sodalis Nature Preserve.
Representatives from the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists will lead the hike, which will give participants the chance to appreciate nature as the season changes. The program is free but reservations must be made online at
Sodalis Nature Preserve was named for the myotis sodalis (Indiana bat) species that was discovered in the park. Bat scientists are estimated that about 215,000 of the bats hibernate in the abandoned limestone mines.
The full Night Hike program lasts about two hours and follows a 2-mile paved trail.