Under Cover of DarknessJuly 12, 19, 26, 2014; Reservations taken Monday, July 7, 2014
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about night-time activities of wildlife.
Tours will be Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. on July 12, 19, 26, 2014. Tour will include a short walk. Reservations will be taken starting Monday July 7, 2014.
The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will be conducting Under Cover of Darkness Tours for the general public. Reservations are required and are taken on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on the reservation date indicated above.
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about night-time activities of wildlife. The tours are led by members of the Association of the Friends of the Wichitas. Interpreters will assist visitors in understanding the management practices of the Refuge for all species of animals and their habitats, especially those associated with the night. Red lenses are required if using personal flashlights. Due to the length of the tours, children must be at least eight years of age to participate.
Tour participants should meet at the Environmental Education Center, located at Quanah Parker Lake. Visitors may obtain a Refuge leaflet and map from one of the dispensers located at each of the five entrances. The tour will begin in the Environmental Education Classroom promptly at 8 p.m. A $5.00 per person reservation fee will be collected at the time of check-in. Reservations will be retained until ten minutes prior to departure on each date. After that time, stand-bys will be accepted.
Interested persons are advised that the Refuge's public interpretive programs are intended for individuals and family groups of six persons or less. Only one family's reservation will be accepted per telephone call. We regret we cannot offer group tours but invite all interested individuals to call for reservations which are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made by telephoning the Visitor Center on the following line only: (580) 429-2151, beginning on the reservation date indicated above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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Other Tours are held throughout the year.