Night hike planned for Friday through Sodalis Nature Preserve

Hannibal Parks and Recreation

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, will give participants the chance to appreciate nature as the season changes.

Representatives from the Mississippi Hills Master Naturalists will lead the hike. The full night hike program lasts approximately two hours and follows a two-mile paved trail. The program is free but reservations must be made online at

Sodalis Nature Preserve was named for the myotis sodalis (Indiana bat) species that was discovered in the park. Bat scientists are estimated about 215,000 of the bats hibernate in the abandoned limestone mines.

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