Nighttime tour of Loblolly set

Staff Writer

    The public is invited to the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve  Sept. 12 to enjoy the beauty of fall wildflowers and learn about the creatures that roam the Limberlost as the sun goes down.  
    Limberlost naturalists will lead a twilight hike. After the sun sets, participants will go to the Loblolly pavilion to watch the naturalist’s wildlife program. Additional activities include trying out bionic ears to hear like a creature of the night, reaching into “mystery boxes” to feel and guess what is inside, seeing in the dark with night vision equipment, doing a family-friendly owl craft and relaxing around a campfire roasting marshmallows.  
    “Sunset is a magical time of transition in nature,” says Naturalist and Program Specialist, Curt Burnette.  
    The event begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $3 per child and $4 per adult. The Loblolly Marsh parking lot is located at 8323N 250W, one-half mile north of S.R. 18 and three miles west of Bryant.
    For more information on this event, contact Burnette 368-7428 or