Citrus Watercolor Club Spring Show and Sale @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State ParkSaturday, February 20, 2016 - 9:00am EST to Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 4:00pm EST
There is no charge to attend the exhibit. Regular park admission will apply for entrance into the Wildlife Park.
Susan Strawbridge: (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002
Citrus Watercolor Club will be holding its annual Spring Art in the Park exhibit and sale in the Visitor Center featuring the artwork of local watercolorists. Originals, prints and cards will be available for purchase. The Citrus Watercolor Club donates 20 percent of sales from the show to the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife park.
Eagle Viewing @ Oscar Scherer State ParkSunday, February 21, 2016 - 9:00am EST
There is no cost to participate other than normal park entrance fees for day-use visitors.
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
This weekly program is offered during bald eagle nesting season. Two nests are located in the park but the easiest to access is on the Green Trail. Once nest construction has begun, part of the trails are roped off per federal law. To view the eagles from a safe distance, a Volunteer will be manning a viewing station. A high-powered spotting scope to view the nest will be provided. The 20-minute walk to the eagle viewing station on the Green Trail from the Nature Center or campground is self-guided and trail maps can be obtained at the Ranger Station and Nature Center.
Beach Combing @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkSunday, February 21, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station 239-597-6196
Join a Volunteer for a talk about beach treasures. Learn about sea shells, sea creatures and tidal movement. This is a great interactive event!
Beach Combing Participation Requirements
Cow Camp @ Lake Kissimmee State ParkSunday, February 21, 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm EST
Free with regular park admission
Park Service Specialist Andrea Henry 863-696-1112 or andrea.Henry@dep.state.fl.us
As you meander down the trail to the cow camp, you will travel back in time to 1876.
At the end of the trail you will find a Florida Cow Hunter in a frontier camp along the route of a cattle drive. He will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle or just resting up until the next round up or drive. The cow hunter will be happy to share stories about what his life is like and the challenges he faces.
Available upon request for groups of 15 or more.
Guided Bike Tour @ Jonathan Dickinson State ParkSunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST
Park entry fee applies.
Kimbell Education Center (561) 745-5551
Join staff along paved trails and roads, learning about the park's unique natural and cultural history. The tour is approximately 2 hours long and may be too long or vigorous for young children or persons who are not able to handle cycling about 5-6 miles.
MKR Tenant House Open House @ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State ParkSunday, February 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm EST
Park entry fee is $3.00 per car. This will allow access to the Tenant House which is located across the yard from the main house. If a Rawlings' main house tour is desired, it will be an additional $3.00 per adult/$2.00 per child (6-12 years.) Cash or check only. Rawlings' main house tour times are 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, and 4PM.
Carrie Todd, Park Ranger (352) 466-3672
Come explore Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' historical tenant house and learn about the families who lived there. During this open house, a park volunteer will be available to assist and answer questions about its history.
The Tenant House will be open and attended between noon and 4PM only. Dress for outside weather.
Ranger's Choice Program @ Rainbow Springs State ParkSunday, February 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Free with regular $2 per person park admission
Amanda Marek, 352-465-8555
From wildflowers to birds, Timucuan Indians to the days of the private Rainbow Springs attraction, join a Ranger for a fun, interesting and educational program on a variety of historic, cultural and natural resources related topics. Ranger led programs will be given on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday of January and February, and on the 1st and 3rd Friday in March and April. Topics and program details will be provided on this website and at the park at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled program.
On February 21st, join a Ranger in the Butterfly Garden for a guided educational program on beekeeping. Beekeeping is a multi-millennial year old practice but why? Dive into the incredible world of bees and beekeeping and learn about the history and great importance of beekeeping to our society and natural resources. Meet at the Butterfly Garden by 1PM. No RSVP needed.
Please allow yourself at least 20 minutes to walk from the toll booth at the front entrance back to the butterfly garden. Participants should bring water and be prepared to traverse paved and unpaved sloping terrain and should wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. No restrooms are in the butterfly garden area.
Michael Vickey Concert @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSunday, February 21, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Program is FREE with park admission!
Delight your senses by attending the outdoor music performance by Michael Vickey at our Cedar pavilion. He is the current and four time State of Florida Old Time Music Hammered Dulcimer Champion and will be performing traditional early American music and some original compositions!!!
Music by firelight @ Oscar Scherer State ParkSunday, February 21, 2016 - 6:30pm EST
This program is open to registered campers only and is free of charge.
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Music lovers will enjoy this program held by firelight at the Campfire Circle. If inclement weather will be held in the Nature Center
Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others @ Silver Springs State ParkMonday, February 22, 2016 (All day)
This exhibit is included with the price of regular park admission.
Park Services Specialist Craig Littauer, 352-236-7148 ext. 5, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paradise Park was a segregated Florida attraction opened in 1949 by the owners of Silver Springs, the state’s oldest attraction, and operated by an African-American staff until 1969.
In conjunction with the Appleton Museum of Art's exhibit, Silver Springs State Park will host a selection of photographs from Paradise Park in the Education Center. The Education Center is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.
Also in the Education Center, current Silver Springs and former Paradise Park boat captain David Faison will walk visitors down memory lane every Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sharing stories from his 58 years of service and taking questions.
To get to this exhibit at Silver Springs State Park, enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).
Paradise Park Remembered was organized by the Appleton Museum of Art and Lu Vickers on behalf of the late Bruce Mozert, in partnership with Silver Springs State Park, Friends of Silver Springs and Marion County Black Archives. The exhibition at the Appleton Museum features approximately 100 photographs taken by Mozert, former Silver Springs staff photographer, as well as snapshots from private collections and Marion County Black Archives.
For more information about the main exhibit, or the Appleton Museum of Art, visit their website.