Celebrating animals of the night


‘Haunted Woods’ returns to Brukner Nature Center

Staff report



Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Junior volunteers Mary and Sarah Lins, of Troy, prepare the face painting station on Saturday at Brukner Nature Center. The station is part of the Haunted Woods event at the center, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.

Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Junior volunteers Mary and Sarah Lins, of Troy, prepare the face painting station on Saturday at Brukner Nature Center. The station is part of the Haunted Woods event at the center, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.


MIAMI COUNTY — Brukner Nature Center is preparing to celebrate two weekends of family-friendly Halloween activity during its annual Haunted Woods event, held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.

Gates for the event open at 6 p.m., with the first group leaving from the center at 6:30 p.m. Groups will continue to leave in five-minute intervals.

Guides will lead guests along the luminary-lit trails and stop at six stations along the way to interact with families and educate them about the wild creatures of the night. Activities at the center also include free face-painting, games, storytelling at a campfire, areas for photo opportunities, and cookies and cider after the hike.

The staff at Brukner also emphasize that the trail experience will be appropriate for children of all ages.

The cost is $5 per person for BNC members and $7 per person for non-members (cash or check only). Kids 2 and under are free. Families are encouraged to bring flashlights for the trail, and members are encouraged to have their membership card ready. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis the night of each event, handed out in the order of arrival at the entrance gate. Parking is limited.

For more information, visit www.bruknernaturecenter.com.

Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Junior volunteers Mary and Sarah Lins, of Troy, prepare the face painting station on Saturday at Brukner Nature Center. The station is part of the Haunted Woods event at the center, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/10/web1_Brukner1.jpgCody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Junior volunteers Mary and Sarah Lins, of Troy, prepare the face painting station on Saturday at Brukner Nature Center. The station is part of the Haunted Woods event at the center, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.

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‘Haunted Woods’ returns to Brukner Nature Center

Staff report