Winter Night Hike To Be Held At South Fork Nature Center

A Winter Night Hike will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16th, at South Fork Nature Center, Choctaw. Participants should meet at the campfire in front of the log cabin at 5 p.m.

Docents leading the workshop include Bob and Joyce Hartmann, Choctaw, and Kay Verboon, Clinton. Bob is a retired fish and wildlife biologist. Joyce is a free lance artist, writer, and retired educator. Kay is a former park ranger and story teller at a Louisiana state prehistoric Indian site.

Hikers will learn about different kinds of owls in our forests and listen for owls while walking on newly completed trails. As there will be a new moon, participants will be able to see the stars in a woodsy setting and gain appreciation of dark skies.

The hike is free. Call or leave a message at the Gates Rogers Foundation office at 745-6444 to reserve a place. The hike will be cancelled if it is raining.

To get to the Nature Center, take U.S. Highway 65 south of Clinton and turn East at Highway 330 in Choctaw. Drive 3.7 miles and turn left on Klondike Rd., just before the blue boat storage building. Drive north about 1.5 miles to the gated entrance by the large stone sign on the right. Go through the gate and drive less than a mile to the cabin; follow the signs past the private homes.