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Stay Out Late For Family Howl Prowl At Wilton's Woodcock Nature Center

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WILTON, Conn. – The Woodcock Nature Center is gearing up for its annual non-scary and family friendly Halloween event, the Family Howl Prowl, set for Friday, Oct. 24.

This event, which was sold out last year, will start with a hayride down the driveway lined with jack o’lanterns and luminaries. Families will be able to partake in a flashlight scavenger hunt in the woods, a trip out on a raft to spot night animals, a fireside s’more station in the pavilion, a craft station where children can make an owl mask to take home and the opportunity to meet and greet some of the center’s resident animals.

There will also be a concession stand with hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages for sale.

The highlight of the evening will be an appearance by Atka, the ambassador wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y. During Atka’s visit, a trainer will teach children and families different facts about wolves and their environment and answer any questions.

The cost is $40 per family (immediate family only, please) or $20 for individuals and prepaid registration is required. Families may sign up to arrive at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Participants should bring flashlights, dress warmly and wear good walking shoes.

The rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 26.

For more information and to preregister, call 203-762-7280.

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