Louisiana Travels

Bats! at Fairview-Riverside State Park Oct. 26

MADISONVILLE: The Audubon Institute’s Zoomobile will visit Fairview-Riverside State Park on October 26th at 1 pm, to share information about the navigation and habits of the only mammals with self-controlled flight capabilities. Children will make and take a bat craft perfect for Halloween.

Fairview-Riverside State Park is located one mile east of Madisonville on highway 22 in St. Tammany Parish. The hike is free with park admission of $2 per person aged 4 - 61, seniors aged 62+ or children under 3 admitted free of charge. The site includes camping, a day-use picnic area on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, and Otis House Museum. For more information call 985-792-4652 locally or toll free 1-888-677-3247.

Archery Day planned

Poverty Point State Historic Site east of Monroe will host a day of archery 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. A ranger will go over some tips and techniques for using a bow and arrow and participants will have the opportunity to test out their archery abilities. Participants will also gain an understanding of the history of the bow and arrow in prehistoric North America, as well as explore some earlier hunting tools and weapons.

Poverty Point State Historic Site offers visitors the opportunity to study a prehistoric culture dating back to 1600 B.C. The $4 admission includes access to the visitor’s center and museum, an orientation film, and a seasonal tram tour. Children (12 and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) are admitted free. Poverty Point State Historic Site is located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on La. 577.

For more information call 888.926.5492 toll free or 926.5492 in the local Epps area.