Nature Trail Walk @ Curry Hammock State ParkTuesday, February 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:00pm EST
Free with regular park admission.
Join a Ranger for a one-hour guided walk along our moderately difficult, 1.5-mile hiking trail. Come out and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our rockland hammock and take in the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys. Along the way, you will gain an appreciation for the difficulties plants and animals face in the sub-tropical ecosystem.
Bug spray, drinking water and closed-toed shoes or hiking boots are recommended.
The narrow trail limits the walk to twelve people, therefore reservations are recommended.
Coffee Social @ Oscar Scherer State ParkTuesday, February 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am EST
Free with camping or standard park entrance fee, but donations are appreciated
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Wake up with tea or coffee and your fellow campers. Located in the Nature Center.
Tram Tour and Swamp Walk @ Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State ParkTuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tickets are $60.00 per person and can be purchased here.
NATURALIST led Fakahatchee Tram Tour with Swamp Walk. "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.
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.
The Tram Tour with Swamp Walk is $60 per person. The tours begin promptly at 9:30 am and conclude by 1 pm.
Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refund.
Participants should be sure to wear sturdy lace-up shoes( no sandals) and long pants and can change to dry clothes at the visitors restrooms for their 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. Janes Scenic Drive is accessible ONLY via SR 29 (between HI 75 and US 41) DO NOT rely on incorrect GPS direction providing a different route to Jane Scenic drive in Copeland FL.
All ticket purchases go directly to the Friends of Fakahatchee, the park's citizen support organization. For more information, visit the Friends of Fakahatchee website at orchidswamp.org.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkTuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Free with park admission.
Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Nature Program - Butterflies @ Koreshan State ParkTuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Tour is free with park entry: $5.00 per vehicle, limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 Single Occupant vehicle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311
Join a park naturalist in the Art Hall for a talk on butterflies of Koreshan State Historic Park and Southwest Florida. Topics will touch on differences between moths and butterflies, butterfly development, plants that support butterflies, netting techniques, tagging, and more.
Space is limited. Participants must reserve a space on FriendsofKoreshan.org or at the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311.
FROGRS Guided Kayak Tour @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachTuesday, February 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST
The cost of the tour is $35 per person and includes the rental of a single kayak, tandem kayak or canoe. It will be $10 if you bring your own kayak. You can pay with a credit card online through PayPal here, or make payment of cash or check at the ranger station. The proceeds benefit the Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park (FROGRS), our community service organization. Entrance fee into the park is not included.
Ranger Station 386-517-2086
Register now for our two-hour guided kayak tour exploring the salt marsh. Learn about the importance of this dynamic ecosystem while paddling peacefully in one of the park’s kayaks. All levels of experience are welcome. Participant's will receive a brief demonstration on: safety, gear requirements and basic kayaking techniques. Bring bug repellent, water and dress appropriately for the weather. Kids in double kayaks must be at least 12 years old. Kids in single kayaks must be at least 16 years old.
Registration is limited to the first 12 people and payment is needed to secure your reservation.
Campfire Social @ Oscar Scherer State ParkTuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST
Free for registered campers
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Meet your fellow campers. Roast marshmallows, hang out around the campfire and have a good time. May bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Program is for registered campers only as it is after hours. Located at the campfire circle between sites 35 and 36. Will be inside the Nature Center if inclement weather.