Where Have All the Cattle Gone? (off site event)


February 2, 2019

11:00 AM

Hosted by the West Pasco Audubon Society

Held at: Starkey Environmental Education Center, Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

Where Have All the Cattle Gone?

Laura Starkey is a daughter of Marsha and Jay B Starkey, Jr. and granddaughter of Jay B Starkey, Sr., the namesake of the Jay B Starkey Wilderness Park. At our March meeting, she will share with us the history of her family and the cattle ranch where she grew up, the majority of which is now the JBSWP, in a once-rural Odessa. She will talk about the formation of the Starkey Wilderness Park and how her generation of the family has faced the realities and challenges of being ranch landowners in one of the fastest developing urban regions of Florida. 


Speaker: Laura Starkey

For more information please contact: jmike65@gmail.com

(West Pasco Audubon Society, Inc.)

Click here for West Pasco Audubon Programs and Field Trips information

10500 Wilderness Park Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL 34655



Talk & Tour “After the Burn” August 24th 5:30pm



Join Us on Thursday August 24th 2017 at

5:30pm to see the positive effects from this summer’s control burn here at Heartwood Preserve.

Learn about our Prescribed Fire program and walk the portion of the Preserve that is now showing its regrowth.

Please wear closed-toe shoes, and bring water. Long pants are recommended.

Your RSVP is appreciated: (727) 376-5111



4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity FL 34655


Contact us with any questions.




Florida Birding And Nature Festival

Heartwood Preserve Welcome Center will be closed Friday 10/13/17: Staff attending this event.
Preserve Gates will be open regular posted hours.
Florida Birding And Nature Festival October 13-15 2017 
Highlighting Wildlife Corridors and Migrating Birds
Experience Central Florida’s peak migration – over 180 species
Field trips to the best wildlife sites in West Central Florida lead by our most experienced and engaging experts.
Workshops on identification, nature photography techniques, conservation initiatives, and wildlife corridors.
Birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles, mammals and more.
Nature products, art work, binoculars, bird boxes, unique products for wildlife lovers available for purchase.