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You’re Invited: Feb. 18 Open House at Wildflower Preserve!
February 18 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Peace River Audubon will be represented at the Wildflower Open House on Feb.18th. You are invited to attend and learn about the work in progress in restoring habitat for wading and shore birds. The days activities include a 8:00 AM birding walk, other nature walks and talks on the restoration work. Along with the PRAS booth four other environmental organizations will be represented, including STEM students from area schools.
Schedule of events:
– Nature trails open for self-guided walks. (Trail maps available at Lemon Bay Conservancy booth.)
– Butterfy Habitat open for self-guided visits.
– Golf cart tours for visitors who may have trouble walking the trails can be scheduled
at the Lemon Bay Conservancy (LBC) booth.
– Food available from “J & K’s Mobile Cafe”.
Scheduled Activities: Length Leader
8:00 “Early Bird” Birding Walk 1.0 hr Susy d’Hont /
8:30 Exhibits Open
Peace River Audubon Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club
Coastal Wildlife Club Mangrove Chapter Florida Native Plant Society
Family Garden Club of Englewood Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center/Cedar Point
Lemon Bay Conservancy Charlotte County Master Gardeners
STEM Students: Lemon Bay High School & L. A. Ainger Middle School
8:30 Longer Walk: Lemon Creek & Juvenile Tarpon 1.5 hr Bob Cooper
8:30 Talk: “Wildflower Preserve Restoration” 20 min. Eva Furner
9:00 Shorter Walk: Introduction to Wildflower Habitats 30 min Dave Clayton
9:30 Talk: “2016 Sea Turtle Nesting” 20 min. Coastal Wildlife Club
10:00 Specialty Walk: Butterflies 1.0 hr Susy d’Hont
General Walk: Ecology of Wildflower 1.0 hr Dave Clayton
10:30 Talk: “Wildflower Preserve Restoration” 20 min. Eva Furner
11:00 Nature Walk: Restoration in Progress 1.0 hr Eva Furner
11:30 Talk: “Florida-friendly Landscaping” 20 min. Master Gardeners
Noon Nature Walk: Ecology of Wildflower 1.0 hr Dave Clayton
12:30 Hands-on Activity: Freshwater Wetlands Exploration 20 min. Bob Cooper
1:00 Nature Walk: Freshwater Wetlands 1.0 hr Bob Cooper
1:30 Exhibits Close
Note: Schedule is subject to change.