Sunday, September 27, 2020

Night time the right time for moon-lit Fakahatchee tours

A wood stork is illuminated by the light of a full moon.  (Photo by Glen Stacell)

A wood stork is illuminated by the light of a full moon. (Photo by Glen Stacell)

The Moonlit Fakahatchee Tram tour, sold out last Spring, returns Wednesday, November 25 and Thursday, December 24.   The tour allows visitors to experience Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park under the illumination of a full moon.

The 2 1/2 hour tours start at 5 p.m. on the Nov. 25 and 4:30 on Christmas Eve,  prime time for spotting some of the mammal residents of the Strand as well as birds settling in for the evening.

An experienced naturalist  leads each tram tour and will demonstrate communication with denizens of the night,  The 24-passenger tram is wheelchair accessible and some seats face backwards.

The tour leaves from the ranger station at 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, off Janes Scenic Drive.   Please arrive early as the tram leaves promptly. The moonlit tour is $40 per person.  For full details, directions and required reservations visit www.orchidswamp.org and click “tours and events.”

 

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