Historic Site Presents "Stargazing & Night Hike"

By Emma Koch

Historic Site Presents "Stargazing & Night Hike"

June 27, 2013 Updated Jun 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM EDT

ROME CITY, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site will be hosting a special Stargazing & Night Hike on Saturday, July 13 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Proceeds from the hike will go towards restoring and maintaining the property.

"Members of the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society will be present and ready to showcase the night sky. This is a great chance to get out and learn what is out there and see things that you don't normally see," said Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Manager Dave Fox. "The site naturalist will lead a hike prior to Stargazing so guests can learn what is happening in their own backyards , whether they see it or not."

Visitors will be led on a hike through Sower's Woods to explore the woods at night. Owls, moths and other creatures of the night will be discussed and hopefully seen. As darkness falls, the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society will be on hand with some of their scopes to showcase the stars, planets and other celestial bodies.

Cost is $4 per person. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, please contact the Historic Site at 260.854.3790.

For additional information on Cabin at Wildflower Woods programs, please contact Naturalist and Program Developer Tiffany Conrad at 260.854.3790 or tconrad@indianamuseum.org.

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