2019 Florida Birding & Nature Festival
Come see Heartwood at our Vendor table ~
Celebrate the wonders of the birds, wildlife, and natural lands that we enjoy in West Central Florida.
A 4-day festival offering presentations workshops keynotes field trips boat trips a nature expo a turtle symposium presentations were you can learn from renowned professionals, experience peak migration, and shop unique products!
Heartwood’s Welcome Center will be CLOSED
on Friday, October 18th.
Preserve gates open normal, posted hours.
SATURDAY ONLY SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM
A special symposium with seven speakers – “Exploring Florida’s Rich Turtle Diversity,” co-sponsored by the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust.
Talk & Tour: Wildflower Walk
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Join local plant expert Steve Dickman and Heartwood friends for this popular fall wildflower walk and see what’s blooming in the preserve. The Wildflower Walk will start at Heartwood Preserve’s Welcome Center, 4100 Starkey Boulevard, Trinity, 1.5 miles from SR 54. This walk will be one hour.
YOUR GUIDE: STEVE DICKMAN
Steve has lead field trips for the Suncoast Chapter (Hillsborough County) of the Florida Native Plant Society for several years.
He has 22 years of public and private sector experience in Land Management in West Central Florida applying prescribed fire & working to control exotic pest plants.
Steve currently works as Environmental Land Management Technician for Hillsborough County Conservation & Environmental Lands Department.
Wear walking shoes, bring water, and sunscreen if you wish. This walk is appropriate for children age 5 years and older accompanied by an adult, but please leave your dog at home. Call if you have questions: 727-376-5111.
Let’s see how many Native (and not-so-native species) will be identified in 1 hour!
Join Heartwood Preserve’s Manager,
for June’s Talk & Tour:
What is Conservation & Natural Burial?
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.
Your RSVP is appreciated: (727) 376-5111
Questions about this Talk & Tour? Call or email us:
4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity
Trees of Heartwood: A Walking Tour
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.
– Free, all ages welcome, moderate walk/hike, bring water, wear closed-toe shoes, wear comfortable clothing.
a RSVP is appreciated: (727) 376-5111
our email: info@HeartwoodPreserve.com
please call or email with any questions
Heartwood Preserve Talk & Tour Series:
Earth-friendly burial options
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Biodegradable shrouds? Ground burial with no concrete vault? No embalming?
Yes – you have choices. Come and learn about Natural Burial.
Stop in for this discussion – we will have refreshments, information packets for you to take home & a guided walk through the cemetery – to answer all of your questions.
RSVP: email Heartwood Preserve: info@HeartwoodPreserve.com
or call our Welcome Center (727) 376-5111
This Talk & Tour:
- slow walk
- wear/bring insect repellent if you wish
- wear comfortable clothing & closed-toe shoes
4100 Starkey Boulevard
“Returning to the Woods”
Talk & Tour
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery’s Welcome Center
- Understanding the Conservation, Natural, Green Burial concept
- Information about Preplanning for Natural Burial at Heartwood Preserve
- Q & A session about Natural Burial and Heartwood Preserve
- Tour of a portion of the Preserve (Please wear closed-toe shoes if you will be going on the tour)
Stop by for some information or just to observe!
RSVP (727) 376-5111
4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity
Through the central part of Heartwood Preserve is a cypress dome wetland.
Learn about Heartwood Preserve, Natural Burial and Florida’s Wetlands with Laura
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Q&A & Tour – Please wear closed toe shoes or boots
Join Diana Tuesday June 6th for a Talk & Tour
9:30am – 10:30am
Q&A & Tour of Preserve:
What is Heartwood Preserve? Information on Natural “Green” Burial options and Pre-planning.