Junior Ranger Program @ Devil's Millhopper Geological State ParkSunday, August 12, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm EDT
Free with park admission ($4/vehicle)
Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! We will be doing critter coloring pages, native vs. invasive plants, and wildlife watching throughout the day. These activities are welcome for all ages, however the Junior Ranger program is usually appropriate for children aged 6 and up. Participants can complete the Junior Ranger CORE activities, collect passport stamps, and earn an official Junior Ranger badge, patch, or pin!
No reservation required. Meet at the table under the right side of the Millhopper's visitor center.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSunday, August 12, 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.
Garden Tour - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State ParkSunday, August 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Call the ranger station 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Visit the gardens at Silver Springs State Park, on the 2nd Sunday of each month, for our Garden Tour. Join a park ranger for information about the gardens' history, learn about the different seasonal flowers and blooms, as well as about pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies. The tour passes through the following gardens: Courtyard Garden, Crossroads Garden, Camellia Garden, Fire & Water Garden, and the tour ends at the Wildflower Garden. After the tour, visitors are free to continue exploring the garden pathways and trails or walk back along the river.
Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).