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Friday, April 27, 2018

Birds in Blue @ Blue Spring State Park

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 10:00am EDT

Included with general park admission.

More Information:
386-775-3663

Located in the Central region at:
Blue Spring State Park
2100 W. French Avenue
Orange City, FL 32763

Spring is here and that means the trees are starting to change color. No, not the leaves – the birds! Spring is a time of migration for lots of colorful songbirds and if you’re as excited about that as we are then we hope you will join us for our Birds in Blue event: a 2-hour tour of the park with our resident bird expert, Ranger Jim. Florida is a special place for birding and each season brings new surprises! Whether you’re a novice birdwatcher or an avid birder this event is for you. You’ll learn tips from an expert on birding by ear, birding “at a glance”, where and when to find the birds you’re looking for, and how to identify the many migrants that can be found in Florida.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Kayak Tour @ Lovers Key State Park

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT

Regular Entrance Fees Apply

More Information:
Call 239-463-4588.

Located in the Southwest region at:
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Join a Park Ranger for a relaxing 1½ mile kayak tour. Learn the history of Black Island and experience some of the wildlife that call the waterways of Lovers Key home. Feel free to bring your own kayak, or rent one from the in-park concession. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

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. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Loggers, Greens, Leatherbacks, Oh My! @ Anastasia State Park

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT

This program is free with regular park admission fees. ($8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle. $4.00 per single-occupant vehicle. $2.00 per pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass).

More Information:
Ranger Station: (904) 461-2033

Located in the Central region at:
Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Join us in discovering the wonderful sea turtles of Anastasia State Park! You will learn about how we identify the turtle nests, hatching, and the great journey they begin after leaving the beach and the dangers they encounter in our oceans. This is a fun filled, energetic program about these miraculous animals who have been on Earth for millions of years! This program will take place at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near the Island Beach Grill. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

River Rhythms - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:00pm EDT

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
(352) 236-7156 or craig.littauer@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Join us the 4th Friday of every month, for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., come and enjoy this musical experience. Like all public drum circles, all voices are welcome. There are a few extra drums but if you have some please bring them along. Also, to increase your comfort, we recommend that you bring a blanket or a chair. In addition to drumming and percussion, singing and dancing are highly encouraged! An audience is always needed so feel free to watch and listen.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

For more information about the hosts of this event, or to see a flyer, please visit their website, https://m.facebook.com/OcalaDrumCircles/about

Participation requirements.

Florida Bats by Florida Bat Conservancy @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm EDT

Cost is $3/vehicle or Annual Florida Park Pass

More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Florida Bat program by Shari Blissett-Clark with the Floridas Bat Conservancy that include seeing live captive bats, learning about bat natural history and viewing bats leaving park bat houses at dusk.