Nature at Night Hike

The sun has set and created pink clouds over the treesGain a new perspective on familiar settings with the chance to see what happens in the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Whether the moon is peeking through the clouds or the stars are shining freely, a fall evening reveals a captivating symphony of sounds and mysterious spaces as we hope to spot wildlife darting through the darkness. During our hike we will find out how animals are adapted for the night and how they prepare for winter,  and we’ll enjoy the magic of crisp fall air and crackling leaves as we hike through the woods.

Instructor: Naturalist guides
Notes: Held outdoors. Please dress for extended outdoor explorations. Limit 15

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Schedule and Location

Thursdays, October 4 or 11, or December 6, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Section A: October 4 with Phyllis Mertz
  • Section B: October 11 with Sheila Jurss
  • Section C: December 6 with Sheila Jurss

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$10.00 member
$14.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.