Off Site Event: Florida Birding & Nature Festival

2019 Florida Birding & Nature Festival

Come see Heartwood at our Vendor table ~

 

 

Attention Birders! Celebrate the wonders of the birds, wildlife, and natural lands that we enjoy in West Central Florida.

A 4-day festival offering presentations workshops keynotes field trips boat trips a nature expo a turtle symposium presentations were you can learn from renowned professionals, experience peak migration, and shop unique products!

 

INFO: Florida Birding & Nature Festival

 

Heartwood’s Welcome Center will be open 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

on Thursday & Friday, October 17th – 18th.

Preserve gates open normal, posted hours.

 

 

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SATURDAY ONLY SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM

 

A special symposium with seven speakers – “Exploring Florida’s Rich Turtle Diversity,”  co-sponsored by the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust.

 

Talk & Tour: Walk the Wetlands

Talk & Tour:

Walk the Wetlands

Saturday

8.25.18

9:00 AM

 

Through the central part of  Heartwood Preserve is a

Cypress Dome Wetland.

We invite you on a guided walk with our guest host

Anne Sylvester.

Anne is a Florida Master Naturalist.

For over 10 years Anne has taught Environmental Education at

Crystal Springs Preserve,

which is a field trip destination for K-College students.

Previously, Anne was an Eco-Tour guide for Jay B. Starkey’s ‘Flatwoods Adventures’, on the Starkey Ranch sharing the flora, fauna & history of the working cattle ranch.

Come tromp through our lush Heartwood swamp ~

bring your boots.

 

Helpful Tips for this event:

-this is a free event

-all ages welcome

please bring water

-protect your skin: wear/bring insect repellant & sunscreen, if you wish

-protect your head: wear a hat, sunhat, bandana or a face-mask “Buff” if you wish

-1-hour walk/hike: this swamp walk will not be fast and you will probably not cover a great deal of terrain. Remember, even if you don’t cover a lot of ground, you can still enjoy your swamp walk by taking the scenery in great detail. Notice the sights, smells, and sounds around you as you move slowly through a swamp. Bring your walking stick if you have one!

-wear closed-toe “old” shoes, waterproof  hiking boots or rubber boots

-comfortable “outdoor” clothing  (cotton shirt, breathable, synthetic items) to prevent overheating

-bring gloves if you wish

-please RSVP (727) 376-5111

 

 

Heartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity