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Night Saunter

6/21/2024 | Prairie State Park | Mindenmines, MO

Have you experienced a prairie as night falls? No? Well, here is your chance to find out what happens as the sun goes down. Join us for a night saunter on the prairie on Friday, June 21. We will meet at the Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature at 8:45 p.m., and we will conclude by 10 p.m.

During this event, we will get a greater appreciation for the prairie as day fades into night. Think nothing is going on? Think again! Some plants flower only at night, and many animals are more active when it is cooler. We walk about 1 mile across the prairie. Be sure to bring a flashlight and insect repellent, and wear sturdy shoes and long pants.  

Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails, EXCEPT for Path of the Earth People and Path of the Sky People. Bison graze freely in the park, and this regulation protects both you and your pet. You are welcome to bring your pet to the park’s campground and picnic area, but must you follow Missouri State Parks' pet rules. This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.

This event is free and open to the public, and there is no need to register. For more information, call the nature center at 417-843-6711.

Event time: 8:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Prairie State Park is located at:

128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines, MO | 417-843-6711

Associated activities

  • Hiking