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Mon Jan 28 13:55:00 MST 2013

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 (Billings, MT) –Montana State Parks ( announced Lake Elmo State Park in Billings will host a moonlight walk Feb. 8.

What: A special “Moonlight Walk by the Water.”
When: Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lake Elmo State Park, 2300 Lake Elmo Dr., Billings.
Who: Billings West High School science teacher and naturalist John Miller will guide the hike.

Join us in a beautiful moonlight walk around Lake Elmo at Lake Elmo State Park. John Miller, well known local naturalist, will guide the exploration of nature at night. Listen for the Great Horned Owl’s call, scan the night sky for stars, identify the night sounds, watch for and identify wildlife tracks.

This night walk is a great opportunity to heighten your senses and tune into nature.

Please dress for the weather, bring a thermos of something warm to drink, and a headlamp or flashlight to help in identifying tracks and spotting the glow of wild eyes!

Lake Elmo State Park, located on a 64-acre reservoir within the Billings city limits, is a great place to swim, boat, sailboard, fish, birdwatch and enjoy the 1.4- mile nature trail. In the 2012 season (Jan.-Sept.) Lake Elmo State Park hosted 215,000 visitors, a 60 percent increase over 2011.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

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