The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering a campfire evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Katie Finch, Audubon naturalist, will lead participants on an evening hike. After the hike, the group will relax around the campfire with songs, stories and snacks. Marshmallows and sticks will be provided.
Dusk is the transition between day and night. The forest becomes a whole different world as the sun sets. The hikers will be looking and listening for some animals that are finding their beds for the night and for others that are just waking up. If it is dark enough, participants will also do experiments to test how well their senses work at night.
A camp counselor for five years, Katie Finch enjoys the diversity of animal sounds and sightings at night and has a repertoire of nature-related campfire stories and songs to share.
Participants are encouraged to wear long sleeves and pants and to bring a flashlight with red cellophane or lens, bug spray and a chair or blanket.
The cost is $5 for Audubon members, $7 for non-members, $5 for children 12 and under, and free for children age two and under.
Space is limited and reservations are required by Wednesday. To register, call 569-2345, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the online form by clicking on "Calendar of Programs/Events" under Quick Links at jamestownaudubon.org and following the links. After June 25, call to check on availability.
Similar evenings are planned for the last Fridays in July and August as well.
For more information on these and additional Audubon opportunities, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.