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Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday Morning Nature Walks @ Highlands Hammock State Park

Monday, January 18, 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.

More Information:
Call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094 for more information.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring , FL 33872

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.

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

Low Tide Shorebird Walk @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST

Free with regular park admission. Registration in advance is required; please visit Eventbrite.com to register for this event. Registration will close after the maximum number of participants allowed has been reached.

More Information:
Ranger Station 386-517-2086

Located in the Central region at:
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach
3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Come journey alongside a Park Ranger for a Beginner’s Low Tide Shorebird Walk and discover the identity of the birds that choose our beaches as habitat. Simple identification tools to make this most-popular recreational activity will also be presented. Please bring binoculars and a birding field guide if you have them, otherwise, there will be a limited number available for use.

Additional Information:

All ages are welcome; minors must be accompanied by an adult. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park.

Participation Requirements

Sunset Yoga @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST

Class fee is $5 plus regular park admission.

More Information:
Green Monkey yoga studio at 239-598-1938

Located in the Southwest region at:
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Drive
Naples, FL 34108

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.

Additional Information:

Bring your yoga mat, water, a towel, and bug spray! To make a reservation and payment please call the yoga studio at 239-598-1938 or visit their website: www.greenmonkey.com.

Sunset Yoga Participation Requirements