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Blandford Nature Center offers adults peaceful experience in nature

Blandford Nature Center is hosting a silent night hike for adults to have a sensory experience in nature.
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Blandford Nature Center Night Hike

Blandford Nature Center is located at 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW.

The hike begins at 6 p.m.

Dress warm and wear hiking shoes.

The hike is for adults only.

/Ryan Hagerman


On Dec. 6, there will be a silent night hike for adults at the Blandford Nature Center.

Kristin Tindall, educational staffperson at Blandford, will be leading the hike. Hikers will go into the woods to experience the sounds of the forest.

“We will pass quietly over the babbling Brandywine Creek, to a spot where owls have been spotted and heard in the past,” she explains. Katie Tindall says that the purpose of the hike is to help adults have a sensory experience in nature.

“While I will be leading participants on their journey, the experiences will be completely provided by their senses and observations as we steal through the nocturnal forest,” Tindall says. “Sound, smell and touch come to the forefront, as does the possibility of encountering one of our nightly visitors, such as a raccoon or even a flying squirrel.”

Tindall explains that the hike will be fairly simple. Hikers will travel on easy terrain and the entire event will last an hour and a half.

Temperatures are predicted to be in the low 30’s so Tindall advises hikers to wear “appropriate layers and comfortable hiking shoes.”

Hikers can register for the hike by calling 616-735-6240. The cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members.

The hike will begin at 6 p.m at the Interpretive Center. Blandford Nature Center is located at 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW.

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