Talk & Tour ~ The Gopher Tortoise

Talk & Tour

November 30, 2017 

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

The Gopher Tortoise


Heartwood Preserve invites you on this educational,

guided hike to learn about the keystone gopher tortoise –

with Special Guest Host: Anne Sylvester.

Anne S.


Anne is a Florida Master Naturalist.  For the past 10 years she 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, take a guided walk with Anne through a portion of the Preserve

to see a gopher tortoise burrow & learn about this endangered, legally protected species.


Heartwood Preserve

Thursday, November 30, 2017

4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity (727) 376-5111

This Talk & Tour:


  • free

  • all ages welcome

  • moderate walk/hike

  • bring water

  • wear insect repellent if you wish

  • wear comfortable clothing & closed-toe shoes

  • 45-minute, guided tour