Nightwatch Excursion at Ocean Bay Beachside Preserve
- Saturday, June 26 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.: Nightwatch Excursion at Ocean Bay Beachside Preserve, 6851 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach. The last program of the season is a night hike with a bright moon and constellations over the Atlantic Ocean. Florida’s beaches take on a different character at night. We’ll examine and identify constellations with the help of smartphone apps, while keeping an eye out for night-time beach roving wildlife. Binoculars and a birding scope double as a telescope to watch the moon, while a pair of night-vision goggles helps enable us to watch, at a distance, for the emergence of nesting sea turtles.
Programs are usually limited to eight people helping to allow participants to immerse themselves into the county’s beautiful natural areas. Based on current best practices, masks are recommended for those who have not been vaccinated.
Programs target ages 12 and older unless otherwise noted. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Proper footwear and water are required for all programs and please leave pets at home.