First Of Three Scheduled Moon Walk Events Set For Wednesday In Stanton County

STANTON – Over the next three months the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) and the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau invite community members outside to enjoy a free moon walk event titled, “Stars, Strolls & S’mores.”

Each of the events will help those in attendance get to know their area trails, lakes and wild places while highlighting the unique opportunities nighttime has to offer.

The first event is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, May 30 at the Wood Duck Wildlife Management Area in Stanton County. Presentations will include a wild herb walk, frogs and toads of Nebraska and night photography.

According to a release from the LENRD, 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 one-mile round trip. Each Moon Walk starts with a short introduction of that evening’s program, followed by a hike to a designated area to enjoy presentations. Presenters are experts in their field and are from the local community. The evening wraps up with FREE s’mores.

The second “moon walk” will be Wednesday, June 27 at Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area in Stanton County. Presentations include native plants for native pollinators, fireflies and star gazing.

The final night will be Wednesday, July 25 at the Cowboy Trail trailhead at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk. Presentations include owls of Nebraska, geocaching and kayaking.

Contact Julie M. Wragge, Information & Education Specialist with the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District at 402-371-7313 for more information.