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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Audubon Society Guided Bird Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT

Free with paid park entrance

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

No pets please. Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water, camera and binoculars recommended.

A guided bird walk on sandy hiking trails through the various park habitats, guided by the Venice Audubon Society.

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Weekly Ranger Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 9:00am CDT

Program is free with regular park admission. 

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Located in the Northwest region at:
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Discuss, learn about and explore the park with a Ranger.  Thursday Ranger Program starts at 3pm.  Check at the Ranger Station for current week's topic and starting location. 

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Bats: Myth and Reality program @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT

There is no charge to attend this program

More Information:
Susan Strawbridge (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002

Located in the Northeast region at:
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19)
Homosassa, FL 34446

Shari Blissett-Clark, board member of the Florida Bat Conservancy will present her program entitled Bats – Myth and Realty on Thursday, October 26, 2017, starting at 12:00 pm in the Magnolia Room of the wildlife park’s Visitor Center located on US 19. She describes her program as follows: “This program uses high-resolution photography and research to debunk the folklore, myths, and misconceptions that have plagued bats for centuries. Unfounded fears, often fueled by grossly over-stated disease risk and ignorance, are the major contributors to a dramatic decline in the world-wide bat populations. The program discusses bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats.” The program is approximately 50 minutes long and is followed by a question and answer period. Live bats will be displayed after the presentation.

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Not-So-Spooky Bats! @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm EDT

The program is free with paid park admission.

More Information:
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

Located in the Northwest region at:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32309

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Parks invites you to get to know the Not-So-Spooky Bats! Join us to learn about the common bats found in our area, including their nesting and feeding habits. We will take a walk to view bats fluttering around the park at dusk. Water and bug spray are recommended.

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Eden's Vintage Film Series 2017 @ Eden Gardens State Park

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm CDT

The event is FREE but donations are appreciated and will go directly to the Friends of Eden Garden State Park to help with the preservation of the park.

More Information:
Eden Gardens State Park (850) 267-8322

Located in the Northwest region at:
Eden Gardens State Park
181 Eden Gardens Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Friends of Eden Gardens State Park invite you and your family for movie nights under the stars. The Fourth Annual Eden Vintage Film Series kicks off on October 12 with ‘E.T'.

Films will be shown outside near the pavilion.  Bring your chairs, blankets, coolers, bug spray, and loved ones and enjoy the movies under the stars on the giant blow-up screen. Refreshments such as popcorn, drinks, water and candy are available for donations. As always, costumes are encouraged for each film.

The schedule for the movie series is as follows:
October 12, 6:30 p.m. – E.T.
October 19, 6:30 p.m. – Frogs
October 26, 6:30 p.m. – Young Frankenstein


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The Haunted Ballet @ The Barnacle Historic State Park

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00pm EDT


More Information:
Ranger Station (305) 442-6866

Located in the Southeast region at:
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133

Come meet the spirits! Bid welcome to those from a bygone era who haunt the lands of Coconut Grove. Watch as they dance their stories beneath the moonlit sky and try to escape their tragic endings night after magical night. Creator and founder, Crystal Karaginis Peattie, has produced this show for everyone to enjoy in her backyard of Coconut Grove. An open walk-through concept, various dances have been choreographed by a group of Miami’s most talented artists and performed across the five-acre property. The dancers will be fictional characters based on the history of Coconut Grove, specifically from the late 1800s and early 1900s. A haunting feast for the eyes, ears, and soul, this show is not to be missed.

Additional Information:

Haunted Ballet Participation Requirements

Two performances per night on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning at 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. One performance on Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets available at the gate or at

Please park curbside or in a nearby lot.

No pets, please.