Perseid Meteor Shower and night nature viewing

A great opportunity to view the Perseid Meteor Shower and learn about our solar system will be offered at Cummins Nature Preserve Sunday, Aug. 12, starting at 8 p.m.

Meteor showers are the remnants of comet tails left behind from their orbits around the Sun. This particular meteor shower is a remnant of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which was last visible in 1992. Some deep sky objects will also be viewed with telescopes. Primitive camping is available for those staying the night. Night vision goggles will also be used to view nocturnal creatures at the preserve.

The Deer Scout Trail is open for hiking on the south side of the preserve below the restrooms from the guard rail to the amphitheater. A new ladder bridge and trail has been constructed by Scout Caleb Rich as an Eagle Scout Project. Come out and enjoy a hike!