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

 

 

 

 

 

HEARTWOOD PRESERVE VOLUNTEER DAY

 

 

HEARTWOOD PRESERVE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

9 AM – 12 PM

 

Enjoy getting your hands dirty and want to connect with nature?

Heartwood Preserve’s Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of “Friends of Heartwood Preserve”, who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhood and this natural habitat.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

HEARTWOOD PRESERVE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

9 AM – 12 PM


Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities:

You will help our Nature Preserve by removing exotic invasive weeds, maintaining our native wildflower beds, grooming trails and more! Your efforts will help with the upkeep of this ecosystem for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! You will also learn about plants that belong, and those that don’t. We will be working outdoors, so please dress in weather appropriate attire, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes (old sneakers or boots), sun protection and be sure to bring a water bottle. We will have cool water to refill bottles, along with snacks, to keep everyone hydrated & fortified.

 

*Please RSVP by Monday, 10/15/18*

Ages 12 and up are welcome (ages 12 to 17 must have parent/guardian sign a release).

 

 

On-going Volunteer Roles Needed:

  • Caretakers for our Native Plant Garden/Butterfly Garden
  • Removal of invasive species
  • School Group Community Service
  • Community Service Projects
  • Trash pick-up

 

 

Volunteer hours provided, bring your company or school forms.

Contact Laura for more information

 

 

4100 STARKEY BOULEVARD

TRINITY, FL 34655

727.376.5111

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