A night outdoors

. September 26, 2012.

Get a glorious taste of the fall night air and hopefully spot some seldom-seen denizens of the woods, as the Friends of Side Cut invite you on Monday, October 29 from 7 to 9 pm for the Owls of Side Cut Full Moon Walk. Guides will use recordings to call out the stealthy airborne predators so hikers can catch a rare glimpse of them in action. (It’s open to anyone, but hikers will need to stay quiet and still, so it may not be ideal for the littlest ones.) On Sunday, October 28 from 7 to 9 pm there’s another nighttime adventure at Oak Openings, as guests are invited on a Moonlight Geocache Expedition. It’s an opportunity for the whole family to explore trendy recreational fun, where participants embark on a treasure hunt for geocaches (hidden containers) using GPS technology in the great outdoors. Bring your GPS unit (or call ahead to reserve one).

Side Cut, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee. Oak Openings, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton. 419-407-9700. www.metroparkstoledo.com. —MD