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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Education Series for the Curious Adult

Runs through Thursday, March 26th, 2015 

Time & Place

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Rainbow Springs State Park; 19158 South West 81st Place Road; Dunnellon, FL 34432

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Free with regular park admission.

Rainbow Springs State Park and the Friends of Rainbow Springs invite any and all curious adults interested in learning about a variety of topics such as gardening, native wildlife and pollinators, invasive exotic plants, local Florida history, protection of the River and watershed, the ground beneath your feet and so much more. The Adult Education Series are monthly talks given in a comfortable sit-down setting and will include presentations by local professionals, Master Gardeners, historians, Rainbow Springs State Park staff and volunteers and guest speakers from different occupations and backgrounds. There is something to learn for everyone.

Additional Information:

Presentations will be given in a covered open-air pavilion that is ADA accessible.

Presentations will be approximately one to one and a half hours in length.

Arrive early to enjoy refreshments and to get a seat. Space is limited.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Rainbow Springs volunteer citizen support organization.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

In order to participate in this program, one:

• Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion

• Must have the ability to withstand exposure to outdoor air temperatures under a covered pavilion for up to two hours

• Must have the ability sit or stand independently or with the assistance of a companion for up to two hours.

This month's presentation is "Adult Camellia and Azalea Talk", to be given in the Felburn Pavilion:

Join us for a presentation on native and non-native ornamental camellia and azalea flowers. Learn about their unique characteristics and basic care needs from an experienced volunteer who has worked with Rainbow's azaleas and camellias from the very beginning!

More Information

352-465-8555

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Rainbow Springs

 

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Monthly Bird Walk on Pepper Creek trail

Runs through Saturday, March 28th, 2015 

Time & Place

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park; 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19); Homosassa, FL 34446

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Free with regular park admission.

Leaders from Citrus County Audubon take birders on this guided walk.

Participants should meet by the flagpole outside the Visitor Center entrance at 7:45 AM. The walk begins promptly at 8:00 AM.

Registration is recommended.

Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

This leisurely-paced walk is on a handicapped accessible (paved) trail that winds through a hydric hammock along Pepper Creek.

The trail is 0.75 miles long, and you may walk back or return to the Visitor Center on the first return boat of the day leaving at 9:30 AM from the West Entrance.

More Information

352-628-5445 ext. 1002

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Homosassa Springs

 

Bird Walk with Citrus County Audubon

Runs through Saturday, March 28th, 2015 

Time & Place

8:00 AM EDT
Rainbow Springs State Park; 19158 South West 81st Place Road; Dunnellon, FL 34432

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Free with regular park admission.

Join Rainbow Springs Volunteer and President of Citrus County Audubon, Fred Hileman along with the assistance from other birding enthusiasts for monthly bird walks at the park.

Additional Information:

Meet in the Parking lot at 8:00 a.m. at the Headsprings Entrance Parking lot.

Beginners are welcome. Bring binoculars or other birding tools, good shoes and water. A few pairs of binoculars may be available for use.

More Information

352-465-8555

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Rainbow Springs

 

Morning Songbird Walk

Runs through Saturday, March 28th, 2015 

Time & Place

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park; 465 Wakulla Park Drive; Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

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Free with regular park admission.

Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

Space is limited.

Call to register.

Meet in the lobby of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

An early morning songbird walk to look and listen for the less seen, but often numerous songsters that call the park's forests their haven. Search for new spring arrivals and be on the lookout for migrants passing through.

Essential Eligibility Criteria: In order to participate in this program, one:

- Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instruction independently or with the assistance of a companion;

- Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for 2 hours;

- Must have the ability to traverse wet, sandy, uneven terrain for 2 miles, independently or with the assistance of a companion.

More Information

850-561-7286

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Wakulla Spring, Wakulla River

 
 

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