‘A Night in the Forest: Nocturnal wildlife and night skies’ offered by A DAY in the WOODS on Friday, September 9 at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

Photo courtesy of the ODNR Division of Wildlife

The forest is a wonderful and mysterious place especially at night.  Join us on September 9th for “A Night in the Forest: Nocturnal wildlife and night skies”.  This special evening program by A DAY in the WOODS will take place at the Vinton Furnace State Forest.  Program attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience the forest at night

  • Discover some common and not so common night sounds in the forest

  • Learn about chimney swifts, nightjars and eastern whip-poor-wills

  • Search for moths and caterpillars and other nocturnal insects

  • “Listen” to bats and learn about echolocation

  • And if the weather cooperates – view the magnificent night sky with minimal light pollution

Wildlife biologists and other natural resources personnel from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources will be on hand to lead the wildlife portion of the program.   George Eberts and the Ohio University Astronomy Club will be on site with telescopes to interpret the night sky.


This program will take place on September 9th at the Vinton Furnace State from 6:30 to 10 PM.   A registration fee of $12 will cover the cost of a light evening meal and program materials.


Please use one of the following methods to register by September 5th: register and pay online at http://go.osu.edu/vintonswcd; call the Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District 740-596-5676; or email Dave Apsley at apsley.1@osu.edu.


If you’ve got one handy, please bring a headlight or flashlight.

Directions – Experimental Forest

“A Day in the Woods” and the “2nd Friday Series” 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 Soil and Water Conservation District, Central State University Extension, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, Ohio Forestry Association, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ruffed Grouse Society, Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative,  and Pheasants and Quail Forever, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.

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