Why Do We Burn the Woods?

Talk & Tour 

Why Do We Burn the Woods?

Our longleaf pine ecosystem depends on the regular occurrence of fire. We are planning a Prescribed Burn within the next few months.

 Learn about the importance of Prescribed Fire from Laura Starkey, Heartwood’s Executive Director, Land Manager & “Burn Boss”.

Saturday 

May 11

9:00 – 

10:30 AM

 

Come learn how Fire helps our woods remain healthy and vibrant.

 

 

 

 

Following our next burn, we will plan a special tour of the burn areas, so you can see for yourself the amazing and transformative effects of nature’s most incredible of tools: fire. 

 

Want to attend?

  • Please RSVP (727) 376-5111
  • Wear closed-toe shoes (NO SANDALS)
  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring your own water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellantHeartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity 34655

Private Tour 11 AM – NOON

Heritage Springs Garden Club

Private Event

Gates open normal, posted hours.

 

Welcome Center will be closed for a private event/tour

 11 AM – 12 PM.

Wednesday 4/17/19.

 

 

 

 

Tai Chi in Nature

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Join Steve Contes in the Preserve, for a group Tai Chi class.
Free! Any-Body, Any-Age.

Steve Contes, Instructor and founder of the Chen Taiji Center / Travel New China began training in the martial arts over 50 years ago. Read more and learn about Steve here: CLICK HERE

 

Heartwood Preserve is located at
4100 Starkey Blvd., in Trinity

*this is an outdoor event

 

Please RSVP by emailing or calling Diana Sayegh: (727) 376-5111

Diana@HeartwoodPreserve.com

 

Ground Yourself: Nature Walking Meditation

 

Saturday, 12/15/18

10:00 AM

Ground Yourself:

Nature Walking Meditation


We can get so caught up in life, work, holidays, our phones and devices. STOP. BREATHE. Take some time for YOU

 

Ground Yourself: Nature Walking Meditation at Heartwood Preserve is a one-hour “quiet-time” meditation walk in the woods, where you will experience the peace of the outdoors. The smells, sight of a flower, sound of birds, feeling of the breeze.

Rise above the hustle and bustle and begin your day

focused, centered, and connected with nature.

 

De-Stress with your Guide Justin Martz. Justin will lead us for a morning meditation walk followed by seated breath work for inner peace and deep relaxation. Justin Martz is a 200-hour graduate & teacher-trainer at JivaPatha School of Conscious Yoga & House of Light Yoga, in Spring Hill, FL.

Please register in advance and let us know you’re coming by emailing info@HeartwoodPreserve.com or by calling Heartwood’s Welcome Center at 727-376-5111.

 

  • Please wear closed-toe shoes
  • Free
  • Bring yoga mat or towel
  • Bring water bottle
  • Wear/bring insect repellent if you wish
  • 1-hour event, outside in nature
  • RSVP

 

“The human spirit needs places

where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.”

~Author Unknown

 

 

4100 Starkey Blvd. Trinity

“NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY” – #NationalWildlifeDay

“NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY” – September 4

National Wildlife Day is observed annually on September 4th. CLICK HERE to learn more: 

 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalWildlifeDay to post on social media. We would love to see your photos of Heartwood Preserve’s wildlife.

Email your personal photos to Diana@HeartwoodPreserve.com to be included in our upcoming “NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY” Facebook album.

(*Please mention & include your name if wanting photo credit)

We are excited to see YOUR pictures of the Preserve!

 

Talk & Tour: Walk the Wetlands

Talk & Tour:

Walk the Wetlands

Saturday

8.25.18

9:00 AM

 

Through the central part of  Heartwood Preserve is a

Cypress Dome Wetland.

We invite you on a guided walk with our guest host

Anne Sylvester.

Anne is a Florida Master Naturalist.

For over 10 years Anne 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 tromp through our lush Heartwood swamp ~

bring your boots.

 

Helpful Tips for this event:

-this is a free event

-all ages welcome

please bring water

-protect your skin: wear/bring insect repellant & sunscreen, if you wish

-protect your head: wear a hat, sunhat, bandana or a face-mask “Buff” if you wish

-1-hour walk/hike: this swamp walk will not be fast and you will probably not cover a great deal of terrain. Remember, even if you don’t cover a lot of ground, you can still enjoy your swamp walk by taking the scenery in great detail. Notice the sights, smells, and sounds around you as you move slowly through a swamp. Bring your walking stick if you have one!

-wear closed-toe “old” shoes, waterproof  hiking boots or rubber boots

-comfortable “outdoor” clothing  (cotton shirt, breathable, synthetic items) to prevent overheating

-bring gloves if you wish

-please RSVP (727) 376-5111

 

 

Heartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity

Talk & Tour: What is Conservation & Natural Burial?

Join Heartwood Preserve’s Manager,

Diana Sayegh,

for June’s Talk & Tour:
What is Conservation & Natural Burial?

Saturday 6/23/18

10:00 AM

Come learn about Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery, get a better understanding about the natural “green” burial concept and pre-planning information available upon request.

Stop in a cup of coffee — ask questions & join Diana on a short,

guided tour of Heartwood’s cemetery grounds.

Come take a walk in the woods!

 

 

Please wear comfortable clothes & walking shoes.

Refreshments provided.

Your RSVP is appreciated: (727) 376-5111

Questions about this Talk & Tour?  Call or email us:

info@HeartwoodPreserve.com

 

Heartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity

 

Talk & Tour: “Mosquito Control 101”

Talk & Tour: “Mosquito Control 101

Fly In!

Saturday

May 19th

9 AM – 10:15 AM

Guest Speaker: Jillian Meek

Pasco County Mosquito Control District

 

Our Guest Speaker for this Talk & Tour will be Jillian Meek, with the Pasco County Mosquito Control District. Jillian is the Public Education Specialist and has been with Pasco County Mosquito Control District (PCMCD) almost two years. She has a history of teaching and a background in marine science, with a love for animals, the ocean, and her family.

PCMCD services all residents and business within the boundaries of Pasco County. There are many different elements to mosquito control and PCMCD takes pride in keeping equipment in great shape, readily available and sometimes modified for optimum use. Jillian will give a quick introduction while showcasing some of the tools and vehicles that are used throughout the county. She’ll discuss the different roles, how they decide when and where to spray, as well as the importance of mosquito control. PCMCD aims to control mosquitoes in their immature stages to provide a comfortable outdoor environment for citizens and reduce the threat of disease that can be transmitted by mosquitoes. 

 

 

 

Questions? info@HeartwoodPreserve.com

  • Please bring water
  • Wear closed-toe shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen, hat, insect repellent if you wish
  • Family friendly
  • No charge
  • 1 hour event
  • Slow paced walk & standing
  • Your RSVP is appreciated: (727) 376-5111

 

LOCATION: Heartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd. Trinity FL 34655