Audubon Society Guided Bird Walk @ Oscar Scherer State ParkThursday, April 26, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am EDT
Free with paid park entrance
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
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.
Manatee Talk @ Lovers Key State ParkThursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Meet with a Park Naturalist for an interesting and informative talk about our local Manatees. Learn what these fascinating creatures are all about and how you can help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkThursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
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.
Tour de St. Andrews @ St. Andrews State ParkThursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am CDT
Regular park entrance fees apply.
Amy Thompson, (850) 708-6075
Bring your bicycles and join Ameri-Corps Volunteer Amy on a 4-mile bike ride through the park. This is a leisurely ride and all ages are encouraged to attend. There will be frequent stops along the way to see and learn about the park's attractions.
Meet in the Environmental Interpretive Center parking lot. Participants age 16 and under must wear a bicycle helmet.
Weekly Ranger Program @ Topsail Hill Preserve State ParkThursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00am CDT
Program is free with regular park admission.
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.
Living with Florida Panthers program @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State ParkThursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
There is no charge to attend this program.
Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist; (352) 628-5445
A special program on the Living with Florida Panthers initiative will be presented on Thursday, April 26, 2018, starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room in the park’s Visitor Center. The presenter is Jayne Johnston, Panther Outreach Specialist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) initiative Living with Panthers. Jayne says, “FWC created my role as a public safety measure since panther recovery is such a great success story. With an increase in their population and the human population, we want to ensure the safety of humans and panthers by spreading the word on what we can do to minimize interactions between the two.” Her program will include historical and biological information about panthers, their former and current range, impacts to their populations past present and future, and how to keep safe on the roads where most panthers are killed. She’ll also include information about interagency, public, and private partnerships and citizen science opportunities
Yoga and Meditation at the Prairie @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State ParkThursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm EDT
This class is provided by the Friends of Paynes Prairie and Kim for the health and enjoyment of our community. There is no fee for participation in this program, but all donations are appreciated and will be given to the Friends of Paynes Prairie to directly support the yoga program. A donation box specifically for the Prairie Yoga Program will be available during the class for anyone who would like to make a donation.
Ranger Station 352-466-3397
Yoga and Meditation at the Prairie with Kim Holton
Thursdays: March 15 through May 31 (12 classes total)
6:00 - 7:00 PM
In the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center overlooking the prairie
Yoga and Meditation with Kim Holton in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center overlooking the prairie. A beautiful place to relax and unwind from the day.
This dynamic class will vary each week but always start with a half hour to 45 minutes of postures and movement appropriate for all levels, and end with 15-30 minutes of guided meditation. Longer meditations will always be done lying down. If you love to feel good, relax and enjoy the beauty of the prairie, this class is for you. Open to all levels of experience. If you have a mat or blanket, please bring one with you.
Class is limited to 12 participants. Please register for individual classes at www.prairiefriends.org
Learn more about Kim at www.kimholtonyoga.com