Ranger-led program in the Big Thicket

Ranger-led program in the Big Thicket

The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites everyone to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in April and May.

The Big Thicket National Preserve consists of nine land units and six water corridors encompassing more than 112,000 acres. From canoe trips on the Neches River to a black bear presentation and night hikes through the thicket, park ranger will offer a variety of free programs this spring. Some programs require participants to pre-register, and still others have alternative meeting locations. For detailed information on these programs, visit at www.nps.gov/bith.

Celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22, with a full-moon night hike on the Sundew Trail. Bring water, good walking shoes, and a flashlight or headlamp with a red lens for this 1-mile walk. No light-up shoes. Meet at 8 p.m. at the Sundew Trailhead, 7 miles north of the Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center. You can also meet the rangers in the Visitor Center parking lot at 7:30 p.m. and caravan to the trailhead.

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