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Nighttime Hike to Take Place At Forest Park This Month

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Feb. 2, 2018, By Tara Law

Nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join park rangers on a nighttime hike at Forest Park to look for bats, raccoons and other nocturnal wildlife.

The hikers will gather at Forest Park Visitors Center at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10, and the tour will be led by the Urban Park Rangers, an NYC Parks outreach program. The program aims to teach New Yorkers about the city’s natural environment.

The park rangers will be equipped with night vision scopes and spotlights. Hikers will be invited to try out the scopes for themselves.

The group will be investigating reports that owls are returning to the area. They will search the Pine Grove area for evidence of owls such as owl pellets, white wash and prey.

The tour will take place by Forest Park Drive between Woodhaven Boulevard and Metropolitan Avenue.

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