Monday Morning Nature Walks @ Highlands Hammock State ParkMonday, January 11, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am EST
Park entry fees of $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people per car), $4.00 per single occupant vehicle, and $2.00 for bicyclists and people walking on foot apply.
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094 for more information.
Take a leisurely walk with volunteer trail guides Brian and Susan Woodworth as they explore park nature trails, observe birds, and discover what’s blooming. These two self-taught naturalists actively scout trails in advance of their hikes and keep track of the areas where birds and other wildlife are likely to be found. Woodpeckers and red-shouldered hawks are common and flocks of robins and other winter migratory birds are now being sighted. Alligators, turtles, deer, otters and snakes are sometimes spotted. The Monday Morning Nature Walks begin in January and are currently scheduled every Monday through the end of March. January walks are scheduled as follows: Cypress Swamp Trail/January 4, Ancient Hammock Trail/January 11, Richard Lieber Memorial Trail/January 18, and Alexander Blair Big Oak Trail/January 25. Each trail is unique and visitors will explore the ecology of hammocks and swamps and learn about their associated flora and fauna. The degree of difficulty of the walks range from easy to moderate. All of the preceding trails are located on the Loop Road. Meet at the parking areas of trailheads shortly before 9:00 a.m. The hike will take approximately one hour to 90 minutes. Please dress for the weather and wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes, long pants and protective clothing. Visitors are advised to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and water and snacks. Walking sticks can be helpful and binoculars, field guides and cameras are welcome. See Additional Information.
Scheduled walks are subject to change depending on conditions. Visitors are advised to check at the Ranger Station before preceding to the trails. There are no restroom facilities along the Loop Road, so visitors are advised to stop at the restroom in the picnic area prior to the hike. Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility. To learn more about the participation requirements for this activity, please see the EEC RANGER-LED NATURE WALKS. EEC RANGER - LED NATURE WALKS
Estuary Wading Trip @ Lovers Key State ParkMonday, January 11, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Free with regular park admission
Ranger Station, 239-463-4588
Join a park ranger to learn about the marine species that make the estuary and barrier island environments unique, and explore sea grass flats. Seahorses, shrimp, young fish, and egg casings of all sorts inhabit the grasses, which attract larger fish, mollusks and crustaceans, and manatees, dolphins and rays. Guests will get wet as they venture into the estuary. The Estuary Wading Trip is sponsored by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP). Due to limited space, reservations are required.
Sunset Yoga @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkMonday, January 11, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Class fee is $5 plus regular park admission.
Green Monkey yoga studio at 239-598-1938
Join yoga instructors from Green Monkey Yoga for an all-levels gentle yoga class while the sun prepares to set. Then stay to soak in and celebrate the closing rays of the day over the Gulf.