The first Night Hike of the year will be March 22 at Sodalis Nature Preserve. The Night Hike will celebrate the Vernal Equinox, which indicates the beginning of Spring.
The Night Hike will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve.
Participants will hike to the bat caves, exploring nature signs along the way. There will be information and story-telling at the top then participants will return to the parking lot with sensory awareness activities. The hike will be on paved paths, about 2 miles. Participants are welcome to stay with the group or return to the parking lot on their own.
Gale Rublee, nature educator, will lead the hike. She has previously been a naturalist and teacher at Shaw Nature Reserve in St. Louis and has been a storyteller and actor. She is the coordinator and teacher for the Bluff City Theater Youth Education Theater Initiative.