Nature Hike with David @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Call the Ranger Station at 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Take a guided hike on the 3rd Saturday of each month, September through May, and learn about the flora and fauna of North Central Florida. David Rakes is an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist with a broad understanding of the natural communities surrounding the Silver River. Each hike will start from a different location in the park and will focus on different plants. You may receive the opportunity to view wildlife such as Florida white-tailed deer, Sherman's fox squirrel, Eastern gopher tortoises, and more.
September 16, 2017: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
The beginning of the great wildflower show underneath the Longleaf pine trees.
October 21, 2017: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
See the Sandhill wildflowers at their best, including Blazing Star, Paintbrush, Summer’s Farewell, Yellow Buttons, Golden Asters and Blue Sage.
November 18, 2017: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
The wildflower show is tapering off but the endemic shrub Garberia heterophylla persists with its wonderful rose-purple tubular flowers. You will be amazed at all the insects they attract.
December 16, 2017: Meet at the Swamp Trailhead.
Focus on seeing the terrestrial Shadow Witch Orchid and the peculiar homes of the Purseweb Spider.
January 20, 2018: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
Learn about the five different species of pine trees found in the park as well as the endemic Florida Deep Digger Scarab Beetle that digs down in the sandy soil from five to almost eight feet deep.
February 17, 2018: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
The walk will focus on the earliest flowering shrubs and trees such as the Eastern Red Bud and the Flatwoods Plum.
March 17, 2018: Meet at the Sink Hole Trailhead.
Let’s count trees! No, not every tree, but how many different species are in these woodlands.
April 21, 2018: Meet at the River Trailhead.
On the way to the Silver River you will see the Pinkroot wildflower and the arboreal Manatee Tree Snail. With luck you may see the Prothonotary Warbler, formerly known as the Golden Swamp Warbler.
May 19, 2018: Meet at the Sandhill Trailhead.
Resident songbirds such as the Pine Warbler and Summer Tanager will sing their little heads off while you walk through the piney woods.
Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access any of the trailheads.
Sturdy walking shoes, a canteen and insect repellant is suggested. No pets, please. This program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Call the ranger station for the latest information.
Sea Turtles Everywhere @ Stump Pass Beach State ParkSaturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:30am to 11:30am EDT
standard entrance fee
Come join a Park Ranger and learn everything you can about the sea turtles that call Stump Pass Beach State Park home.
Please contact the park office for more information 941-964-0375.
24th Annual Tour of Gardens @ Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State ParkSaturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EDT
Tickets are $30 Advance; $35 at the event. Tickets will go on sale beginning in April 2018.
For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556 or visit www.friendsofmaclaygardens.org
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and the Friends of Maclay Gardens invite you to the 24th Annual Tour of Gardens on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Starting at 9:00 a.m., enjoy a breakfast on the grounds of beautiful Maclay Gardens State Park. During breakfast, participants receive a map of several diverse and spectacular residential landscapes and a wonderful community garden located in the Greater Tallahassee area. A silent auction will also be held. Tours are self-guided. Gardens are open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. All visitors to these privately-owned gardens must wear the wristband received with the map at the beginning of the day to be granted entry.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, May 19, 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.
Living History Weekend @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State ParkSaturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am EDT to Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00pm EDT
Regular park admission applies.
Kevin Bowes (305) 292-6850 email@example.com
Dear Civil War Enthusiast,
We invite you to participate in Living History at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park on the third weekend of each month. These events portray the time period of 1861-1862 at a Federal fortress. First person interpretation, weapons demonstrations and camp life are featured from 10am-2pm each day. Union and Confederate soldiers, townspeople, craftspeople, and performers, are all part of the re-enactments, which focus on educating the public by sharing the history of Fort Taylor and life during the Civil War.
If you are interested in getting involved and want to re-enact, please contact Kevin Bowes for assistance and information.
Junior Ranger Programs, 3rd Saturday Monthly, 10am - 11am @ Koreshan State ParkSaturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am EDT
FREE with Park admittance.
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311
Come in for a fun learning experience and become a Junior Ranger! Discover and learn about plants, animals, and other secrets of the park. Meet in the picnic area at 10:00am. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. For more information call 239-992-0311, or visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/events/.
Parental presence required. Meet in the picnic area at 10:00 a.m. for a fun learning experience! Reservations requested, please call (239) 992-0311