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Join us for this event as we take a walk to see the "Green corn" Moon on Saturday, August 17 at 7:45pm
Once a month, as the full moon glows, it seems safe to venture out into the dark while the moon makes shadows. You can still smell the earth, feel the wind, hear the ocean roar, and sense the wildlife. Friends of Cape May NWR will offer a “Walk by the Light of the Moon” series of interpretive walks during spring and summer. The purpose of these walks is to provide a family oriented activity that introduces visitors to the natural history of the Refuge. Through this introduction we hope to foster an understanding and appreciation for these resources that will lead visitors toward stewardship of their public lands in Cape May County.
Full Moon Walks will be held each month on a Saturday night close to the official full moon and will begin at varying times depending on the season. Most walks will last about an hour and a half, and will cover approximately one mile in length. Bring a flashlight or headlamp (although after our eyes become accustomed to the dark, we won’t be needing them), and dress for the weather. Remember, it’s often cooler and windier near the beach, so try to dress in layers. Free loaner binoculars will be available while supplies last, or you can bring your own. A few telescopes will also be available for up-close viewing of the moon, stars and planets.
Plus, Chris Bakley will be here for this full moon walk! He is a photographer for NASA. He will be on the beach with his fantastic telescope and camera. He is a wealth of information about space and is happy to share that knowledge with others.
This program is free and open to the public, and is especially suitable for families with children. After the program, the public is invited to relax and warm up with coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the newly-opened Nature Store at Two Mile.
Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge