A while back we posted about the Mid Winter Nocturnal Hike at the Alley Pond Environmental Center – an event we thought was pretty rad. They posted photos of the hike to their Facebook page but we wanted to highlight some of our favorites. It was a hit for kids, too – here is a summary of the event:
Children gathered together at dusk for a mid winter nocturnal nature hike. Our evening hike began indoors with some fun sensory activities where the young nature enthusiasts learned how nocturnal animals use their senses to get around in the dark. Then we ventured off along the trails. We were greeted by the sound of a huge flock of Canada geese flying over the salt marsh. Along the trail we used flashlights to look for animal tracks and animal hiding places. Back at the nature center the children got to meet Chilly, our Chinchilla and Boots, our rabbit. We wrapped up the hike with some hot chocolate and owl s’mores that everyone really seemed to enjoy. Happy hiking everyone!
So much fun! Here are a few shots of the hike:
Heading out to hike while it’s still light.
Finding an animal print!
We bet an animal lives there.
Enjoying hanging out with Boots the rabbit, who is probably pretty darn soft. Bunnies!
You can see more photos from the hike on Alley Pond’s Facebook page.