Talk & Tour:
Walk the Wetlands
Through the central part of Heartwood Preserve is a
Cypress Dome Wetland.
We invite you on a guided walk with our guest host
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