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Night Forest Watching – Let’s look for creatures active during night around Akakokko-kan!
Night forest watching is a popular summer event in Miyakejima. You can encounter various creatures different from daytime during the night. When you listen carefully, you can hear the katydid (Hexacentrus japonicus) singing “zuiccho….zuiccho….” and you may also encounter the Neohirasea on the leaves, and perhaps the adult emergence of the cicada!
Would you like to come and take a look into the night forest of Miyakejima?
Date: Aug. 10 (Sat) and Aug. 17 (Sat)
Meeting Place: Akakokko-kan
Participants: Elementary school students or above *Elementary school students need to be accompanied by their parents
Capacity: About 15 people (pre-registration required, up to 2 days in advance)
*Please prepare one flashlight per person.
*Long sleeves and long pants are recommended to prevent from being bitten by mosquitoes. No sandals.
*Entrance fee: 200 yen (junior high school students or below, age 65 or above: Free)
Application / Inquiry: Akakokko-kan