Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Tips for Your Little Halloween Hikers

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Halloween: an evening filled with creative costumes, scary stories, and tasty treats! Though while the holiday is an exciting one, it also has a reputation for being ominous and unsafe. So, before you hit the neighborhood trick-or-treating, make sure you’ve considered the following precautions (courtesy Halloween-Safety.com):

  • Try trick-or-treating during daylight hours and limiting your time in the dark of night.
  • Don’t let children go out alone. Make sure an adult is with them.
  • Plan a safe route and stick to it. This includes: (more…)

Happy Halloween: Creatures of the Night

Friday, October 31st, 2008

It’s Halloween night, and scary sights lurk around every corner.  Ghosts and goblins, werewolves and witches, villains and vampires—all these frightful figures are so dark and spooky, especially during this haunting holiday.  Well, as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) reports, there’s one creepy creature that’s been getting a bad rap.

Sarah Barnes, wildlife diversity biologist with ODFW, says that bats have been unfairly portrayed as scary or dangerous.  “Nothing could be further from the truth,” she says. “Bats play an important role in a healthy ecosystem.”

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