Night Explorations

Come learn how the other half lives. And by other half we mean nocturnal wildlife, of course.
A headlamp rests on the boardwalk at night, illuminated the lush trees on either side and casting shadows of the railing up onto their leaves.
Photo: Richard Covey

On select Saturdays throughout the year, the staff at Beidler Forest invites you to join them on a guided nighttime journey through the swamp. You will immerse yourself in the sensation of being a part of the nocturnal life of the swamp, while your guide answers any and all questions you may have. You will thrill to the sight of the ancient trees, flowing water and moving shadows bathed in the light of the moon. The sounds of the ancient swamp will delight you on your walk, the same as they have delighted all for centuries. Come join us and listen for the call of the Barred Owl and watch for the glint of alligator eyes....

Reservations are required for night explorations, with all groups being limited to no more than 20. This walk is NOT recommended for children under 10. These programs last between two and two and a half hours. Flash photography and tripods are not permitted. We are currently doing online reservations and do not admit walk ins. Click here to register online.

If you would like to register a private night exploration for a group (minimum of 8 people) please email us requests at

Night Exploration Schedule for 2024
All Night Explorations are $18.00 per person.

Night Exploration Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, February 24 6:00 PM 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 23rd 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 20th 8:00 PM 10:30 PM
Saturday, July 20th 8:30 PM 11:00 PM
Saturday, August 17th 8:00 PM 10:30 PM
Saturday, September 14th 7:30 PM 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 12th 7:00 PM 9:30 PM
Saturday, November 16th 5:00 PM 7:30 PM

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