‘Nighttime nature’ event to be held in Mississauga


Published January 18, 2023 at 11:23 am

A “Nighttime nature” event is being held in Mississauga tonight (Jan. 18).

The event is set to begin at the main parking lot of the Riverwood Conservancy, located at 4150 Riverwood Park Lane at 6:30 p.m. and will go on until 8:00 p.m.

“Don’t be afraid of the dark, the nocturnal creatures sure aren’t,” reads Riverwood Conservancy’s website.

“Come explore nature at night and learn about your nocturnal neighbours, including the sights and sounds you may not normally experience in the daytime.”

Attendees are welcome to bring flashlights or headlamps, however, they may be asked to turn them off at certain points.

Hosts will have red light flashlights for viewing wildlife, in order not to disrupt their habits or eyesight.

Attendees are also reminded to dress for the weather as this is a rain, snow, or shine event unless severe weather is in the forecast. This includes wearing winter boots, crampons and/or boot spikes and bringing a walking stick.

The rating for this program is difficult as it could involve steep hills, uneven pathways and more than two kilometres of travelling in a dark forest. No dogs will be permitted on the walk.

The cost to participate is $5 and registration must be done in advance.

While these events sometimes reach capacity, residents are encouraged to check the Riverwood Conservancy’s website for updates on the next nighttime nature event.

Photo: The Riverwood Conservancy’s website

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