July 26, 2014
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Date: Saturday, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Wakulla Springs State Park invites you to a Chimney Chichat. So you missed the Chimney Chit Chat in July? Don't let it happen twice. Or maybe, you just want to experience it again? Join one of the park's volunteer citizen scientists for an introduction to the amazing chimney swifts, nature's flying cigars, as they circle the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge. The Lodge at Wakulla Springs has a large flock that roosts in one of its inactive chimneys. Come to learn about the swifts as they perform their swirling aerial dance prior to their descent into the chimney. Be part of the citizen scientist endeavor as you challenge yourself to count them. It's great practice for the official count in early September. Please call (850) 561-7286 to let us know you are planning to attend.
Fees: Free program with paid park entrance fee.
Directions: Travel East on I-10 to Exit 196. Take State Road 263 (Capitol Circle) south 12 miles. Turn right (South) onto U.S. 319/State Road 61 (Crawfordville Highway) for two miles. Bear left onto State Road 61(Wakulla Springs Rd) for six miles. Turn left onto State Road 267 at flashing stop light. Turn right into Park entrance. From West I-10, use Exit 203. Take State Road 61 (Thomasville Road) south. Continue on State Road 61 through Tallahassee for 10 miles. Take U.S. 319/State Road 61 (Crawfordville Highway) south for two miles. Bear left onto State Road 61 (Wakulla Springs Road) for six miles. Turn left onto State Road 267 at flashing stop light. Turn right into the park.