September 06, 2014
A SWIFT NIGHT OUT AT WAKULLA SPRINGS
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Date: Saturday, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Wakulla Springs State Park invites you to a Nature's Amazing Spectacle. During Swift Night Out, people all over the country stand beneath chimneys to watch and count chimney swifts enter their roost. The Lodge at Wakulla Springs has a large flock that roosts in one of its inactive chimneys. Come to witness the flying cigar shaped birds perform their swirling aerial dance prior to their descent into the chimney and be part of a nationwide program to estimate their numbers. Enjoy this unusual ranger-led program to see firsthand one of nature’s amazing spectacles. Please call (850) 561-7286 to let us know you are planning to attend.
Fees: Free program with paid park admission fee.
Contact: (850) 561-7286
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.