Full moon hike set for Aug. 11

JACKSON — The New Jersey Forest Service and the Jackson Pathfinders will host their annual Full Moon Hike on Aug. 11. The free hike will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the Interpretive Center of the Forest Resource Education Center (FREC) on Don Connor Boulevard in Jackson.

Families, Scouts, and groups of all ages are invited to join in the adventure.

The glow of the rising full moon will light the way as participants explore the native wildlife and plants of the Pinelands.

Visitors are encouraged to use their “night vision” and not rely on flashlights to see as twilight turns into night.

Interpreters will stop at points along the trail to listen for birds, identify plant species, and discuss wildlife.

During past hikes, the Jersey Devil has sometimes appeared, so keep a lookout for this elusive Pinelands “creature.”

Participants should wear sturdy footwear and bring insect repellent for this moderate hike, which will cover a distance of less than 1 mile.

For more information and directions, visit FREC online at the Internet website www.njforestrycenter.org, or call 732-928- 2360.