Full Moon Prairie Hike
When: Tuesday, October 23, 7 to 9 pm
Where: Harry Moss Park, SE corner of Greenville and Royal, Dallas, TX 75231 (Do not go to address above or where Google maps instructs; wrong part of the park.)
Gather at the eastern end of the parking lot past the barricade.
Join Amy Martin and Kristi Kerr Leonard on a Full Moon Prairie Hike. In the prairie, the sky is half the landscape, especially on a moonlit night. Come hike the Blackland Prairie of the high slopes of Harry Moss Park as the Full Moon rises in the east. Experience the prairie as Native Americans, trappers and settlers did when hot weather encouraged travel at night. Sunset is 6:45 pm; twilight ends 7:10 pm. Moonrise is 6:45 pm.
We’ll take a few breaks to chat about the Moon and commune with the moonlight. As we walk, we’ll listen for owls and discover moths and other insects out at night. Howling at the Moon is guaranteed.
Harry Moss Park, the site of the North Texas Master Naturalists’ Big Chapter Project, features 80 acres of Blackland Prairie restoration.
Dogs on leashes and supervised children welcome.
Trails are dirt and narrow. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dark-colored clothes. A mat or towel to sit on during breaks can be helpful.
Though we will not use them as we walk, bring a small pocket flashlight just in case you want to look at a bug or plant up close.
These apps can be handy for skywatchers: Starwalk, Moon Phase.
In case of rain or overcast skies, please check the NTMN calendar or Facebook event page for updates.
Posted 10/18/18 wbw