Monthly Bird Walk on Pepper Creek Trail @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am EDT
There is no charge to participate in the bird walk.
Susan Strawbridge, (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002
Novice and experienced birders are invited to take a guided bird walk on Pepper Cereek Trail. Leaders from Citrus County Audubon will lead the walk. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This leisurely-paced walk is on a fully accessible (paved) trail that winds through a hydric hammock along Pepper Creek. Please call the park office Mondays through Fridays to register, (352) 628-5343.
Wading Adventure @ Stump Pass Beach State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:30am to 11:30am EDT
standard entrance fees
Come join us on an adventure to see what lives under the waves.
Please contact the park office for more information 941-964-0375
Tropical Hardwood Forest Nature Walk @ Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT
The walk is free with the park entrance fee of $2.50 per person.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Ranger Station, (305) 451-1202
Join Native Nursery Volunteer Jenny Doyle for an informative and enjoyable walk through a tropical hardwood hammock. Jenny will focus the walk on forest habitat hurricane survival, following Hurricane Irma's visit to the park last September. The walk is free with the park entrance fee of $2.50 per person. Long sleeves and pants and insect repellent are suggested. Limited to 15 participants. Meet at the park's main entrance (former Port Bougainville archway), 1/2 mile north of the point where U.S. Highway 1 and County Road 905 converge.
The walk is conducted on both asphalt and unpaved trails. Participants may choose to stop at any point and easily return to the entrance.
Spend Your Morning With A Park Ranger @ Fanning Springs State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT
Program free with paid Park Admission.
$6 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4 for a single occupant vehicle.
$2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
Ranger Station: 352-463-3420
Spend the morning with a Ranger!!! Come enjoy a morning discussing various topics with a Park Ranger. Topics may range from Manatee’s in the spring to ecological fires in the forest.
Nature Trail Hike @ Koreshan State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
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.
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Nature Hike - EVERY Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn some park history, history of the Estero River and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Walk will begin at the Koreshan State Historic Site picnic area near the kayak launch. Note: Reservations requested. To reserve your space, please visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/nature-hike/ or call 239-992-0311.
The walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Bring water, hat and camera for pictures.
Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Saturday, December 23rd only:
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the cracker village will additionally feature a cast iron cooking demonstration as well as a firing of the new wood-fired pottery kiln. The kiln will be opened on December 27th and the pottery made will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop.
Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.
Historic Park Tours @ Dudley Farm Historic State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Regular park entrance fee of $5.00/car (honor box, cash only)
Sandra Cashes (352) 472-1142, email@example.com
- A Historic Park Tour -
Join us and discover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s. Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, April 28, 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.
Critter Crafts for Kids @ Oscar Scherer State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
Free with camping or standard park entrance fee
Ranger Station 941-483-5956
Learn about the plants and animals at Oscar Scherer by making critter crafts. Materials are provided. Located in the Nature Center.
Ranger History Program and Historic Weapons Firing Demonstration @ Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:30am EDT
Program is included with your park entrance fee of $3 per vehicle for up to eight people. Extra persons, bicyclists and pedestrians pay $2 each.
Join a park ranger every Saturday morning through the cooler months of the year for a program on the history surrounding Dade's Battle of 1835, highlighted by a firing demonstration featuring the park's replica 1816 U.S. Flintlock Musket. (Note: Program may be superceded by park events.)
Fourth Saturday Gamble Jam @ Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler BeachSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station 386-517-2086
Join us at Gamble Rogers on the second and fourth Saturday of every month for a Jam Session in the park. Musicians of all skill levels are encouraged to bring instruments and a chair to join the circle for a casual, acoustic jam session. Instruments of all types are welcome; however, there is no power source near the pavilion.
Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet Concert Series with St. Johns Wood @ Sebastian Inlet State ParkSaturday, April 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
Free with regular park admission fee.
Terry OToole 772-388-2750
St. Johns Wood is a five-piece band that transports you back to the music of the 1960’s & 70's British invasion. This music helped define a generation; it includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Animals, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and many more. Enjoy the music that is etched into the golden history of Roll ‘n’ Roll. The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees. For more information about the Night Sounds concerts call 772-388-2750 or 321-984-4852.