NORFOLK AREA - The Norfolk area is full of opportunities to explore the nature of Nebraska. The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, and the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau want to help you discover your area trails, lakes, and wild places while highlighting the unique opportunities nighttime offers with our FREE Moon Walk event, “Stars, Strolls & S’mores.”
Traci Jeffrey, Director of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau, said, “The purpose of the moon walk is to provide a family-oriented activity that introduces the cultural and natural history of our area trails and lakes.”
The Moon Walks will be held on Wednesday evenings close to the full moon and begin at 7:30 p.m. Most Moon Walks last for 1-2 hours. Participants will walk an average of 1 mile round trip. Each Moon Walk starts with a short introduction of that evening’s program, followed by a hike to a designated area where we enjoy presentations. Presenters are experts in their field and are from our local community. The evening wraps up with FREE s’mores!
The first event will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at the Willow Creek State Recreation Area, southwest of Pierce. Presentations will include Bat mist netting, and a Moon Phase craze.
The second “moon walk” will be Wednesday, June 19th at Skyview Lake in Norfolk. Presentations will include Telescope 101 – Stargazing App, and Snakes of Nebraska.
The final night will be Wednesday, July 17th at the Oak Valley Wildlife Management Area, southwest of Battle Creek. Presentations will include night fishing, and the secrets of soils.
Jeffrey added, “Since the events take place close to home, we encourage everyone to join us and bring a friend.”