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You’re Invited: Feb. 18 Open House at Wildflower Preserve!

February 18, 2017 @ 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 /

Nancy Clayton

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.

You’re Invited: Feb. 18 Open House at Wildflower Preserve!


February 18, 2017
8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Wildflower Preserve
3120 Gasparilla Pines Boulevard
Englewood, FL 34224 United States
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