MOUNT VERNON — Join Knox County Park District staff and Wildlife Officer Mike Miller on a Night Life Hike at Honey Run Highlands Park on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Night critters such as owls, foxes and coyotes respond well to various call techniques, which will be demonstrated along the hike. Learn what products are available from retailers to help call in animals, such as mouth calls, electronic call boxes and MP3s for your smartphone. Free wildlife guides will be available for all participants.
Winter is a great time to embark on a night adventure to hear nocturnal wildlife living in Knox County. Owls are particularly active this time of year, as they begin their courtship rituals. The clear, starlit skies of winter are made more memorable by the eerie sounds of coyote howls and yips.
Participants should wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes. Meet at the upper parking lot at Honey Run Highlands Park (U.S. 62 parking lot south of Millwood near the Caves Road intersection, 10816 Millersburg Road).
The Knox County Park District is dedicated to providing excellent recreational opportunities and access to greenspace for all Knox County citizens to enjoy. For more information, call 740-392-7275 or visit KnoxCountyParks.org on the web.
Published on February 10, 2012