The hike starts at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, July 13 at the Sodalis parking lot.

Participants in a night hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve will see the park in a way few others have.

The hike starts at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, July 13 at the Sodalis parking lot.

Participants will learn about the Sodalis success story, the endangered Indiana bat and the other plants and animals that make their home here. Interpretive guide Gale Rublee takes participants around the 2 1/2 mile paved loop making seasonal observations, telling about the bats and playing a “Bat & Moth” game at the amphitheater, exploring some of the gated mine entrances then ending at the stone fireplace with a final story.

Rublee had been a volunteer teacher naturalist at Shaw Nature Reserve in St. Louis for 13 years. She is a storyteller, actor and  coordinator for the Bluff City Theater Youth Education Theater Initiative (YETI).  She is also an outdoor educator at Gardner Camp in Hull, Ill.

The Night Hike is free but reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 573-221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov