On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Peace River Audubon Society will be conducting its first walkabout of the 2019-2020 season at Audubon Pennington Nature Park which is located at 1153 Alton Rd. in Port Charlotte. The walk through this 7.9 acre park will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot. Surrounded by canals on two sides, 3/4 miles of trails will take participants through oak hammocks, pine flatwoods, and an extensive cypress swamp. Since 1989, nearly 100 different species of birds have been documented for this park. River otters, bobcats, raccoons, gopher tortoises, zebra longwing butterflies, and other interesting forms of wildlife have also been observed here. This nature park is also known for its display of colorful mushrooms and other fungi.
Peace River Audubon will provide binoculars and bird guides to those who may need them. The trails make for an easy walk with numerous trees providing abundant shade. Participants may want to bring drinking water. This walkabout will take approximately 1.5 hours. The walk is free and all are welcome. For additional information, please contact Rob Mills at 305-607-6548.