Events & Tourism

Sign up now for Wilks Park After Dark

Published: 30 Aug 2019 3:53pm

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 6 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 Alice Kent said.

“On the guided tour you’ll learn about the challenges facing local fauna and flora and how we can all play a role in ensuring the survival of these important species into the future.

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

The spotlight 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 register as soon as possible. There are only a maximum of 30 spots on the popular walk.

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.