MANCHESTER - Over 70 percent of the animals living on the Equinox Preserve are nocturnal, hunting for food and shelter after the sun has gone down. How are these animals able to survive? What special adaptations allow them to hunt, travel and survive at night?

Equinox Preserve Steward Rick LaDue and the Green Mountain Club's Young Adventurers Club will be taking a family-friendly foray into the nocturnal world of Mt Equinox. Those who participate in the hike will learn about special adaptations of deer, owls, shrews, flying squirrels and a number of other creatures. Most importantly, experience all the ways humans are also adapted to survive at night. All activities are kid-friendly and appropriate for ages three- to nine-years-old.

Those planning to attend should meet at the Red Gate parking lot on West Union Street on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

Participants must pre-register with either LaDue at 366-1400 (rick@equinoxpreservationtrust.org) or Jason of GMC's Young Adventurers Club at 681-6342 (jpergament@burrburton .org). Space is limited so register early.