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Saturday, May 2nd 2015

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Morning Nature Walk

Runs through Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 

Time & Place

9:00 AM - 10:30 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.

Space is limited.

Call to register.

Meet in the lobby of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs.

Join a ranger-led trek through varying forest communities. Enjoy the habitat before the heat of the day sets in. The songbirds have returned with their melodies of spring. Let your guide make the most of your visit as he points out nature's nuances. Arrive early and fuel up with breakfast prior to the walk in the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge.

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 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

 

Springtime Sunrise Canoe Tour

Runs through Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 

Time & Place

6:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Ichetucknee Springs State Park; 12087 SW US Highway 27; Fort White, FL 32038

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$15.00 includes regular park admission.

Experience the incredible wildlife of the Ichetucknee River by paddling in a canoe on a beautiful spring morning.

Additional Information:

This special interpretive program is space-limited and by reservation only. Participants do not need to bring personal canoes or kayaks, as all equipment and PFD’s will be provided.

The tour will meet at the North Entrance off Elim Church Road (County Road 238). The tour will end at the Last Take-Out at the south end of the park and transportation will be provided back to the North Entrance.

Launch time will be as close to 6:50 a.m. as possible (sunrise is at 7:18 a.m.). Participants should dress according to the weather, as March mornings can be chilly. Flashlights during the launching time are recommended.

Dogs are only permitted on the Trestle Point and Pine Ridge Trails located at the North End. Dogs are not permitted on the trails to the springs or river or in the springs or river.

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386-497-4690 | Web

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Ichetucknee Springs, Ichetucknee River

 

Nature Hike with David

Runs through Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 

Time & Place

8:00 AM EDT
Silver Springs State Park; 1425 NE 58th Avenue; Ocala, FL 34470

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Free with regular park admission.

Hike with David the first Saturday of each month and learn about the flora and fauna of Central Florida. David is a knowledgeable naturalist with a broad understanding of the ecosystems surrounding the Silver River. Learn about native verses exotic plants, why the park does prescribed burning and hope that the wildlife shows up as you walk.

This month's hike will be at the Sandhill Trailhead. Focus on the birds such as the Pine Warbler and Summer Tanager.

Additional Information:

For this program, go to the Museum and Camping Entrance, located on State Road 35.

Wear sturdy walking shoes and insect repellant is suggested. No pets, please. Hike is weather permitting.

More Information

352-236-7148 | Web

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Silver Springs

 

Ranger Program: Museum Area

Runs through Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 

Time & Place

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Silver Springs State Park; 1425 NE 58th Avenue; Ocala, FL 34470

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Free with regular park admission.

Take part in a ranger program which occurs every Saturday. Topics vary, but each program is an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Additional Information:

Enter the Riverside of the park at the entrance off of SR 35 (Baseline Rd.). The program will be held in the amphitheater at 5:00PM.

More Information

352-236-7148 | Web

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Silver Springs

 

Camper's Campfire Program

Runs through Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 

Time & Place

All day
Wekiwa Springs State Park; 1800 Wekiwa Circle; Apopka, FL 32712

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Free to registered park campers.

Registered park campers are invited to join us on Saturday evenings, starting 30 minutes after sunset, at the amphitheater adjacent to the general camping area within the park for our Campfire Circle Programs.

Additional Information:

The programs are presented by volunteers and park rangers on a wide range of topics suitable for people of all ages.

More Information

407-884-2009 | Web

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Wekiwa Springs

 

Discovery Hour in the Park

Runs through Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 

Time & Place

10:00 AM EDT
Wekiwa Springs State Park; 1800 Wekiwa Circle; Apopka, FL 32712

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Free with regular park admission.

Join us on Saturday mornings in the park's Interpretative Pavilion above the springs. The programs are presented by volunteers and park rangers on a wide range of topics suitable for people of all ages.

Additional Information:

Donations support the Wekiwa Wilderness Trust and are graciously accepted.

More Information

407-884-2009 | Web

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Wekiwa Springs

 
 

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