Creatures of the Night: Marsh Mammals

As night falls, the places we spend time outdoors can feel like a very different place. Familiar trails melt into shadows and the daytime soundscape is replaced with things that go bump in the night as nocturnal creatures come out to play. Join the Elkhart County Parks as we lift night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of these creatures of the night, from spiders weaving webs to bats on the wing. In May, join us for a walkabout at Waterford Wetlands scanning the marshy edges for beavers, muskrats, otters, and other bog-dwellers hidden within. Come experience the sounds of tail-slaps, critter chirps, and learn how to spot the signs of wetland mammals mucking about. NOTE – This program includes a 1.5-mile hike under quiet conditions listening for wildlife, and may not be suitable for younger children.

What to Expect: Come prepared for a 1.5-mile hike in muddy terrain. This hike is weather-dependent. Please check the event page for updates before heading out.
Suggested Gear: Rainboots and waterproof layers.
Meet At: Waterford Wetlands by the Mennonite Church lot – 65975 IN-15, Goshen, IN (Directions here)

About This Event

Date: May 30, 2024

Time: 8:30 pm -  10:00 pm

Location: Waterford Mennonite Church Wetlands (65975 IN-15, Goshen, IN)


Age:12+ (Please see note on age)

Register By: No Registration Required

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