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Night Hikes and Star Gazing at Parks in August

Friday, August 8, 8–9 p.m.
Yates by Night: Night Riddles
Join a park naturalist for a walk in the Historic Yates Mill County Park after dark. Find hidden clues along the way to answer a night time riddle. No flashlights allowed. This program is for ages 8 and up, with an accompanying adult. The program fee is $5 per family or $3 per person. Registration is required. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Historic Yates Mill County Park is located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.

Saturday, August 9, 8:30–10:30 p.m.
A Starlit "View": Astronomy Program

Historic Oak View County Park is partnering with Morehead Planetarium to bring you an evening filled with stories and stargazing. Learn star facts and stories in an introductory program and afterward, weather permitting, head to the front lawn for telescope observing and identifying stars and constellations. Historic Oak View County Park is located at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.

Sunday, August 10, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Super Full Moon Hike

Start off the evening learning what a super moon is, with a fun activity at Harris Lake County Park. As the Super Full Moon rises in the night sky, we will hike under its light. This program is for all ages and costs $5 per family. Registration is required. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. To register call 919-387-4342 or email harris.lake@wakegov.com. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.

Friday, August 15, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Crowder by Night: Night Lights

Come out to Crowder District Park to explore light pollution and learn how the different types of shades of light affect wildlife. Measure the stars and discover the importance of the moon for sea turtles, then have fun with glow sticks. The program fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Crowder District Park is located at 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex.

Friday, August 15, 8–10 p.m.
Spider Sniffing

Do you have a nose for nature? Bring a flashlight and your night vision for a walk around the Old Beech Nature Trail at Lake Crabtree Park. Meet with park staff at dusk to discover the secret art of "spider-sniffing." The program fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Send in a registration form with payment to sign up. Meet at the Waterwise Garden upon arrival. Lake Crabtree is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.

These events are also listed in the Parks section of the website.


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