The 4 trees highlighted in our Heartwood walk are described below:
Longleaf Pine – come see the stages of growth
Slash Pine – Learn why the Slash pine is named after the “slashes”
Cypress & Oak.
Learn how to identify these trees and what their roles are in Florida’s ecosystems.
Talk & Tour Series at Heartwood, 9:00 AM, Saturday 2/24/18, Topic: “Trees of Heartwood” ~ Come take a guided walk through the Preserve with Heartwood’s Founder & Executive Director Laura Starkey to learn about the different species of trees that live here: the keystone Longleaf Pine, Slash Pine, Cypress and Oaks.
Heartwood Preserve invites you on this educational,
guided hike to learn about the keystone gopher tortoise –
with Special Guest Host: Anne Sylvester.
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.
The old saying “can’t see the forest for the trees” has never been truer.
Mike has been a Member of the West Pasco Audubon board since 2006, and former Vice President. He has been the Chairman of the West Pasco Audubon Bluebird committee since 2012 and Member FL Bluebird Society.
A walk in the woods has become “How many steps and how quick did I make it“….
Come talk a walk through Heartwood Preserve, and let’s reconnect with Nature, together.