Most of us experience the forest during the day, but the forest at night can be quite a different world. This special evening program features animals that are active in the forest at
night and the majesty of the night sky with minimal light pollution. Program attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Experience the fall forest at night
- Listen for common and not so common sounds in the forest
- Learn about owls, bobcats, and other nocturnal animals that are active in the woods of southern Ohio
- And if the weather cooperates – view the magnificent night sky with minimal light pollution
Featured presenters include Cheryl Mollohan, Wildlife Biologist & Hocking College Wildlife Instructor (retired); Patrick Quackenbush, Naturalist Supervisor for Hocking Hills State Park; and Mark Peter, Vice-President of the Columbus Astronomical Society.“A Day in the Woods” and the “2nd Friday Series” programs run from May through November and are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest with support from Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S.
Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, National Wild Turkey Federation, Glatfelter, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.
This program will take place on November 4 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Vinton Furnace State Forest. A registration fee of $10 will cover the cost of dinner and program materials. Please RSVP by calling OSU Extension Vinton County at 740-596-5212, or email Dave Apsley at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31.