Written by Theresa Rose on July 17, 2017


There’s plenty to explore out in nature at sunset.  Join us at Starr’s Cave Park and Preserve on Wednesday, July 26 for a public program on nature’s nightlife.

Do bats really get stuck in your hair?  Do opossums really play dead?  Why do deer’s eyes glow?  Is there such a thing as glow worms?  Nocturnal animals and insects have special adaptations that make them perfectly suited to being out and about at night and fast asleep during the day.  Come to Nature at Night to learn interesting tidbits such as these.

This public program will be led by Des Moines County Conservation Summer Naturalists and will be held at Starr’s Cave Park & Preserve on Wednesday, July 26.  The program is free and is for all ages. Space is limited and registration is required.  Sessions for Nature at Night will start at 7:00 p.m. and will begin at the Starr’s Cave Nature Center amphitheater. Each sessions will last one hour and will require some hiking. Call Starr’s Cave Nature Center to reserve your spot and register for the event, 753-5808.