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Nocturnal Nature Night

Saturday, July 29, 2017

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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Ray Charles sang “The night time is the right time to be with the one you love”.  He was right, especially if the ones you love have six or four legs.  Most forest animals work the night shift, and on a summer night, Alley Pond Park’s forest is a busy place as great-horned owls, southern flying squirrels, gray tree frogs, and camel crickets, katydids, and myriad other insects perform their nocturnal routine. Join famed naturalist Mike Feller as he uses an ultraviolet light, moth “sugar”, and other tricks of the trade to attract and reveal the nighttime forest wildlife.

Note: Insects, including mosquitos, are active at night.  Dress appropriately. Wear long pants and closed-toed shoes with socks – and use an insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil.

Ages 10+


Upper Alley Parking Lot in Alley Pond Park Accessible
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Location Details:
Meet at 8:00 p.m. at the Upper Alley parking lot (enter under the Grand Central Parkway at Winchester Boulevard)



Event Organizer

Northeast Queens Parks

Contact Number

(718) 352-4793

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Education, Nature, Hiking, Wildlife

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