Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park. (Visit Casper)

CASPER, Wyo. — Outdoor photography is the emphasis of a learning, health and wellness walk on Monday at Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park.

The free Sept. 18 Wyoming Walks starts at 5:45 p.m. To join the group, look for a gold UW Extension flag at the Platte River Shelter parking lot, 8700 E. U.S. 20-26, Evansville. Bring a camera or mobile phone to take pictures, and dress comfortably with good walking shoes.

This is the third of four Wyoming Walks, a new series created by the University of Wyoming Extension in which people experience Casper-area sights and learn something new while making new friends and exercising.

People on the walk will look to capture the beauty of nature and wildlife with their cameras.

“See you there and share this with your friends,” Joddee Jacobsen, UW community vitality and health educator, said by email. “The more, the merrier!”

Edness K. Wilkins State Park is a public recreation area on the North Platte River 6 miles east of Casper. The park, which occupies the site of a former rock quarry purchased by the state in 1981, offers 2.8 miles of trails.

According to Wyo Parks, Edness K. Wilkins State Park has been designated one of Audubon Wyoming’s important bird areas. In addition, the park is noted for white-tailed deer, mule deer and antelope along with several small animals such as prairie dogs, 13-lined ground squirrels, red fox, kit fox and gray fox.

The final Wyoming Walks this season well take place Oct. 2. For more information, contact Jacobsen at (307) 235-9400 or jjacob18@uwyo.edu.

The Sept. 18 Wyoming Walks flyer is below: