There will be two Night Hikes in October through Sodalis Nature Preserve.

There will be two Night Hikes in October through Sodalis Nature Preserve.

The Night Hikes will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and Oct. 26 in the parking lot at Sodalis Nature Preserve.

Participants will learn about the history of Sodalis Nature Preserve and the endangered Indiana bats. Interpretive guide Gale Rublee will lead participants up the paved trail at Sodalis, making observations about nature and wildlife. Participants can proceed back down the trail by themselves or stay with the group.

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 221-0154 or emailing mlrichards@hannibal-mo.gov