Unique nighttime hike set at YMCA

Claryville — A unique Nighttime Hike offering a chance for star gazing and watching nocturnal animals is set at Frost Valley YMCA on Saturday, Nov. 1 starting at 6 p.m. Reid Bauer of Frost Valley will lead the hike, helping participants overcome a fear of the dark by exploring how humans and animals adapt to the nighttime environment. The excursion will also be dedicated to learning how to view planets, stars and constellations with both the naked eye and telescopes, which will be provided.
The Nighttime Hike also includes a search for evening wildlife such as beavers and bats around Frost Valley’s Lake Cole. A stop at Frost Valley’s Raptor Center is planned to observe and learn more about these rescued night predators. The hike is on very easy terrain and will be of relatively short walking duration.
For more information or to register, please call Reid Bauer, Natural Resources and Environmental Science Coordinator, at 845 985-2291, ext. 397, e-mail: rbauer@frostvalley.org. Space is limited to 30, so interested hikers are invited to register early.
Frost Valley YMCA is located at 2000 Frost Valley Road, Claryville.