Register now for the annual Wilks Park After Dark walk

Published: 05 Sep 2018 10:51am

Do you ever wonder what goes bump in the night?

Grab your torch and head on an adventure with Wagga Wagga City Council staff at the annual Wilks Park After Dark event on Friday 7 September.

During the hour-and-a-half adventure you’ll spot nocturnal wildlife as they scurry and squawk through Wilks Park in North Wagga.

“Wilks Park After Dark is held each year to celebrate Threatened Species Day and National Biodiversity Month,” Council’s Environmental Education Officer Sam Parsell said.

“On the guided tour you’ll learn about the rehabilitation works that have been undertaken to enhance the area for our locally threatened squirrel glider population.

“You’ll also spot plenty of possums in the trees and if you’re lucky, barking owls.”

The free tour takes place from 7pm to 8.30pm, with attendees to meet at the Wilks Park car park off Hampden Avenue. If you want to take part in the outdoor adventure, please reserve your place by contacting Ms Parsell on 1300 292 442.

Walkers will also need sturdy, enclosed footwear and warm clothing. Council staff have a limited number of spotlights available, please bring your own torch if possible. In the event of wet weather the event may be cancelled.