Celebrating animals of the night


‘Haunted Woods’ returns to Brukner

Staff report



Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Junior volunteers Mary and Sarah Lins, of Troy, prepare the face-painting station at Brukner Nature Center. The station is part of the Haunted Woods event at the center, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.

Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Junior volunteers Mary and Sarah Lins, of Troy, prepare the face-painting station at Brukner Nature Center. The station is part of the Haunted Woods event at the center, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.


Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Interns Lauren Sommers and Dylan Long hoist a prop for during preparation for the Brukner Nature Center Haunted Woods.


MIAMI COUNTY — Brukner Nature Center is preparing to celebrate a weekend of family-friendly Halloween activity during its annual Haunted Woods event, which will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.

Gates for the event open at 6 p.m., with the first group leaving from the center at 6:30 p.m. Groups will continue to leave in five-minute intervals.

Guides will lead guests along the luminary-lit trails and stop at six stations along the way to interact with families and educate them about the wild creatures of the night. Activities at the center also include free face-painting, games, storytelling at a campfire, areas for photo opportunities, and cookies and cider after the hike.

The staff at Brukner also emphasize that the trail experience will be appropriate for children of all ages.

The cost is $5 per person for Brukner Nature Center members and $7 per person for non-members (cash or check only). Kids 2 and under are free.

Families are encouraged to bring flashlights for the trail, and members are encouraged to have their membership cards ready. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis the night of each event, handed out in the order of arrival at the entrance gate. Parking is limited.

For more information, visit www.bruknernaturecenter.com.

Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Junior volunteers Mary and Sarah Lins, of Troy, prepare the face-painting station at Brukner Nature Center. The station is part of the Haunted Woods event at the center, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2018/10/web1_Brukner1.jpgCody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Junior volunteers Mary and Sarah Lins, of Troy, prepare the face-painting station at Brukner Nature Center. The station is part of the Haunted Woods event at the center, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.

Cody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Interns Lauren Sommers and Dylan Long hoist a prop for during preparation for the Brukner Nature Center Haunted Woods.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2018/10/web1_Brukner2.jpgCody Willoughby | AIM Media Midwest Interns Lauren Sommers and Dylan Long hoist a prop for during preparation for the Brukner Nature Center Haunted Woods.
‘Haunted Woods’ returns to Brukner

Staff report