Howl-ooo-ween Fun at Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Make for the nature-loving destination for critter encounters, costume cuteness, and more pre-Halloween to-dos.

THE DAYS LEADING UP TO HALLOWEEN, as a rule, aren't all that trick-filled, but you may come across a whole caboodle of treats, as in the fun and experiential kinds, if you know where to look. And if you happen to flap your wings or point your claw or tilt your beak in the direction of Walnut Creek on Thursday, Oct. 25, you might just know about one of the sweetest and nature-nicest Halloween shindigs around. You're right, if you just guessed that the Lindsay Wildlife Experience is probably involved, what with the "Walnut Creek" hint and the strong "nature-nicest" suggestion. The animal center, which cares for wildlife of all stripes, injuries, backgrounds, and needs, is also a learning resource for those who want to know lots more about the critters that live in the wider area. And on Oct. 25, many of those critters may be seen, and admired, at....

HOWL-OOO-WEEN, an opportunity to "Trick or Treat with the Animals!" Each kid who attends gets a trick-or-treat bag (yep, it is a Lindsay Wildlife candy holder, so that's nifty), and the opportunity to eye, in person, some "not-so-scary animals." Other classic seasonal happenings, from face painting to stories with a spookier side are also part of the wilderness-meets-All-Hallows-Eve event. And event that is $15 for non-members but free to those with memberships to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience. It's a late-afternoon into early-evening event, and there are tips, like skipping "large hats, masks, and swords," which can be unsettling for the resident furries and featheries.

NEED MORE INFO... on this always popular event? Flap for your tickets soon, before they're as gone as critter dashing through the underbrush or a bird into the bright, blue sky.

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