BISHOPVILLE – Celebrate Halloween in the great outdoors. Lee State Natural Area is offering a “Creatures of the Night” nature program at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.
Participants will learn about animals that live on the park and move around mostly at night, including eastern screech owls and big brown bats. They will also learn how to identify different species of bats and owls and how these animals benefit people.
Park Ranger Laura Kirk will lead participants on a 1-mile nature walk to look and listen for these animals. The program fee is $3 per person. There is no entrance fee to the park for children or adults. This program is for children 6 and older. Registration is required. To register for the program, contact the park at (803) 428-4988.
Participants should meet at the park’s Education Building, dress for the outdoors and bring a flashlight.
Lee State Natural Area, a South Carolina State Park, covers 2,839 acres of wetlands, sand hills and mixed pine-hardwood forests along the Lynches River in Lee County, four miles east of Bishopville. The park also features camping, hiking, picnicking, equestrian facilities and a boardwalk into the wetlands.
For more information, go to www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.