‘We have a lot to see here’: Exploring northeast Nebraska with Moonwalks

BATTLE CREEK -- Moonwalks are a treat for families and outdoorsmen alike -- a family hike hosted monthly under the moon. These events are a partnership from the NRD, Game & Parks, Norfolk Tourism and others.

The 'Stars Strolls and Smores' event on Wednesday was a chance to invite the community to explore wildlife at the Yellow Banks Wildlife Management Area, according to Jamie Bachmann, Game and Parks Commission wildlife educator. She said the lands are public so this is one way to invite people to explore the state's wildlife especially when there's nightlife to be seen.

The event series started when a friend of the NRD mentioned what a moonwalk is. 

"She used to live in South Dakota where they do moonwalks and we said we want to do that because we have a lot to see here especially at night," Julie Wragge, Information and Education Specialist for the NRD said.

Kids got to go on a scavenger hunt and satiate their inner explorer, while the adults snacked and chatted over smores before the littles joined them. 

The next moonwalk will be July 21st at Skyview Lake, where organizers will provide kayaking and moth-watching activities.

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