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

 

March 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

 

 

 

 

 

Talk & Tour: Earth Day

Earth Day Talk & Tour: Topic: “Native Plants Are Not Weeds!”

 

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

 9:00 AM – 10 AM 

Join us for our monthly Talk & Tour Series at Heartwood Preserve.

Come and learn about Florida’s Native Plants from our Guest Speaker, a Master Gardener & a member of the Nature Coast Chapter of the Native Plant Society: Mary Ellen Gotto.

What are native plants?  What is the importance of native plants to the environment and for wildlife?

Find out more about purchasing and planting Florida Native Plants for your home. 

Handouts available to take with you AND one very lucky attendee will leave with a door prize: a Native Plant from Mary Ellen’s personal, award-winning garden!

 

This Talk & Tour will last about one hour, and all ages are welcome.

Reservations are not required but appreciated.

Meet at Heartwood’s Welcome Center.

 

 

 

Heartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity, FL 34655

(727) 376-5111

 

  • guided slow-paced walk

  • bring water

  • wear insect repellent if you wish

  • wear comfortable clothing & closed-toe shoes

  • call for questions/details/RSVP