May weather is a good time to take a night hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve, Hannibal’s newest park just a few blocks from downtown Hannibal.

Night hikes are:

Participants will hear the story of Sodalis Nature Preserve and learn about the bats that hibernate there, along with making seasonal observations along the trail. The full program will last about two hours and covers a 2.5-mile loop but participants are welcome to return to the parking lot after an hour for a shorter option.

Gale Rublee is the Hannibal Parks & Recreation nature educator, she has more than 25 years of experience as a nature interpreter and storyteller. She is a founding member of the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists chapter in Hannibal.

Hannibal Parks & Recreation nature programs are free but space is limited and reservations are required by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing