Spider Eyes and Fireflies Night Hikes

2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764
(865) 407-8335
  • Date(s): June 18, 2021 to June 29, 2021
  • Event Times: From: 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
  • Price: $10.00 per participant ages 5 and up
  • Location: Seven Islands State Birding Park

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Join Seven Islands' staff as they explore the wonders of the park after dark and gaze at nature's light show courtesy of fireflies!

Fireflies produce a chemical reaction inside their bodies that allows them to light up in a process known as bioluminescence. But WHY do they do it?

Most spiders have eight eyes. In some species four of those eyes have a reflective layer behind their retinas, called a tapetum. But WHAT makes them reflective?!

WHAT birds can we see at night that aren't active during the day?

Seven Islands staff will answer these mysteries and many more during the Night Eyes series. During a 2.5 mile, sunset to dark hike, we will explore the wonders of the park after hours!

The cost of this program is $10.00 per person. We encourage participants to bring a facemask/cover for times when we are unable to properly social distance, water, sturdy hiking shoes, and flashlights. Please meet park staff that will be the guides at the Bluebird Barn by the main entrance parking lot by 8:45pm.

**Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for this program.

Spider Eyes and Fireflies Night Hikes