Learn How Wolves Communicate At Howl Night
Published: June 21st, 2024
By: Kelli Miller

Learn how wolves communicate at Howl Night Learn various ways wolves communicate with howls, scent markings, and body language at Howl Night at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Wolf Mountain Nature Center, located at 562 Hopkins Crandall Road. (Submitted photo)

SMYRNA — Have you ever been outside on a warm summer evening and listened to an animal howl in the distance and wondered why is it howling and who is it communicating with? Come to Wolf Mountain Nature Center for Howl Night and wonder no longer.

Howl Night starts at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at the Wolf Mountain Nature Center located at 562 Hopkins Crandall Road, Smyrna. You can learn various ways wolves communicate with howls, scent markings, and body language.

"It's a very popular program that gives the public the opportunity to see wolves and learn the history and different ways a wolf communicates," said Will Pryor, Wolf Mountain Nature Center Founder and Head Animal Care Specialist.

Visitors must stay with the group through the evening. Admission is $8 per person and free for kids five and under. No reservations are required.

The Center offers an objective education on animal behaviors and delivers interesting educational programs to provide a greater understanding of the authentic value of wolves, coyotes, and foxes in their natural environment.

"This is a unique opportunity to hear wolves howling," said Pryor. "Most people will never hear a wolf howl in their lifetime, plus we're kind of a hidden gem, off the beaten path and in what might very well be one of the most beautiful areas in the County."

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He said they open the gates about 6:45 and start promptly at 7 p.m. and noted to bring a flashlight as the program continues until nightfall. 


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