Beginning this weekend, Bandelier National Monument will be offering their summer slate of weekend evening ranger programs.
Friday nights throughout July and August will feature the long-popular Nightwalks.
Nightwalks are silent walks in the dark through the Ancestral Pueblo dwellings in Frijoles Canyon, with poetry and storytelling.
Numbers are limited so Bandelier is requiring sign-ups. To do so, interested participants can call the Visitor Center at 672-3861, ext. 517.
“We hope everyone will join us sometime this summer,” Superintendent Jason Lott said, “Summer evenings are so special at Bandelier. Don’t miss the opportunities to come enjoy the programs and the park.”
There is no minimum age, but anyone attending must be able to refrain from talking throughout the hour-long program.
Saturday nights alternate between Night Sky talks and Evening Programs.
Night Sky talks include a presentation on astronomy, followed by viewing with telescopes. Evening Programs are ranger talks about various aspects of Bandelier, accompanied by pictures on the big amphitheater screen.
This Saturday, the Evening Program will be “Wild About Bandelier,” exploring the diversity of life in the many life zones found in the park.