The Friends of Fakahatchee will offer their first tour of the fall season the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 20 with their Moonlit Tram tour. The three-hour tour lets visitors experience Florida’s largest state park under the illumination of a full moon. The Moonlit tours sell out rapidly, so early reservations are essential. Additional tours are offered Nov. 18 and 19 and Dec. 19 as well as next year.
Starting time for the October tour is 4:30 p.m., prime time for photography and spotting some of the mammal residents and birds settling in for the evening.
The 12-passenger tram allows for social distancing and provides an excellent platform for viewing park features by moonlight. City-dwellers will be amazed at how their vision changes as their eyes adapt to the light the moon provides.
Experienced naturalists lead tours and demonstrate communication with denizens of the night, including fireflies, bats and owls. The tram is wheelchair accessible and some seats face backwards. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form.
For complete details, starting time and reservations at $35 per person, visit www.orchidswamp.org and click “Tours and Events.”