Sea Turtles @ Delnor-Wiggins Pass State ParkThursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am EST
Free with regular park admission
Ranger Station 239-597-6196
Learn about the Loggerhead’s life story and the role our park plays during nesting season. Turtle carapaces and skulls will be on display.
Tram Tour and Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State ParkThursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:30am to 1:30pm EST
The Tram Tour and Swamp Walk is $60 per person. Advance reservations are required. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refunds. Registr
Presented by the Friends of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Each Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins with a ride on the group's Ghost Rider tram to the site of the swamp walk. After about 90 minutes of walking through the swamp, participants board the tram for the return trip. Naturalists leading the group will share their insights about the Fakahatchee's flora and fauna on both wet and dry portions of the adventure. Fakahatchee Strand is home to the famous ghost orchid and many other rare plants and animals. "This offering combines elements of our longer tram tours and swamp walks to give participants a great introduction to the Fakahatchee," says volunteer naturalist Patrick Higgins. The tours begin promptly at 9:30 am and conclude by 1:30 pm. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Participants should be sure to wear sturdy lace-up shoes and to bring dry clothes for the drive home. This is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for the weather. The Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins at the ranger station off Jane's Scenic Drive. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41. This is the only access to Jane's Scenic Drive. Please do not rely on incorrect GPS information which shows other routes.
The Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins at the ranger station off Jane's Scenic Drive. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41. This is the only access to Jane's Scenic Drive. Please do not rely on incorrect GPS information which shows other routes.
Holiday Craft Class: Natural Ornaments @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkThursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST
Cost is $3/vehicle, $2 walk-in, or annual park pass plus $5/person; 12 and under free.
Participants will make several holiday crafts using pine needles, cereal rye and pine cones.
American Black Bear Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkThursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am CST
Standard park admission fees apply however, there are no program fees.
Ranger Station 850-267-8330
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to enjoy an informational program where you will learn about the Florida black bear. Florida black bears are the largest land mammals in the state. Loss of large forested lands and swamps is the biggest challenge to long-term conservation of the Florida black bear; especially in a growing state of nearly 20 million people soon to be the third most populated state in the nation. Today the largest populations of bears are concentrated in the Panhandle of Florida. The bear’s biggest friend is you and others who care about bears. By learning about bears and sharing your knowledge with others, you can help conserve the Florida black bear so it continues striding across the state for generations to come. Enter the park through the main gate and park staff will direct you to the clubhouse.
General Gun Season 2016-2017 @ Rock Springs Run State ReserveFriday, November 18, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, November 20, 2016 (All day)
Regular park entry fees apply for non-hunters.
Permitted hunters are exempt from park admission on the days of the hunt and the preview day before the hunt. Hunter access at other times requires normal park admission.
During this weekend of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's Rock Spring Wildlife Management Area General Gun Hunt, the park is open for normal activities. However, to protect our visitors, some trails will be closed. All hunting areas and trail closures will be clearly posted. For more information about hunting and trail closures, please call Wekiwa Springs State Park at (407) 884-2009 .
The full hunting brochure with all dates, permit requirements, regulations and participation requirements, can be found on The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's website (link is external).