Category Archives: Nature

Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

Experienced and novice birders are welcome The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a monthly bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, March 25, 2017. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail–one … Continue reading Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

March 3rd 6:00 PM                 Southeastern American Kestrel (SEAK): Regional FWC Kestrel nest box monitoring coordinator Brendan O’Connor is visiting Chinsegut to give a talk on the SEAK and looking to recruit volunteers for this annual citizen science monitoring project. All are welcome for this program. Please register at (352) 754-6722, space is limited. March 4th … Continue reading March Nature Programs at Chinsegut Conservation Center

Help Rid our Parks of Invasive and Exotic Plants 2/28-3/3

Can you spare a few hours to help bring our parks back to native plant health? See details below: Tuesday February 28, 2017 Hernando County, Chinsegut Manor House, 10am-3pm Chinsegut Manor House has seen disturbance for well over 100 years and has had an influx of dozens of invasive species as well as many other … Continue reading Help Rid our Parks of Invasive and Exotic Plants 2/28-3/3

Florida Forest Service releases FLBurnTools app

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service today announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app is now available in both … Continue reading Florida Forest Service releases FLBurnTools app

Wildlife Park features Alligators in February

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park’s monthly focus during the month of February will be on the American alligator. Displays will be available in the Visitor Center on US 19 and in the Discovery Center inside the Wildlife Park. Two special programs will be presented on the American alligator. (featured image at top of … Continue reading Wildlife Park features Alligators in February

Live Butterfly Exhibit at the Pasco County Fair

Pasco County Master Gardeners Present ‘Butterflies and Blooms’ The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners will be hosting a live, daily butterfly exhibit at the Pasco County Fair February 20 through February 26, 2017 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds. “Interactive butterfly exhibits, like the one Pasco Master Gardeners produce for the Pasco County … Continue reading Live Butterfly Exhibit at the Pasco County Fair

Crystal River Archaeological State Park invites public to a Ranger-Guided Tour 2/4

Join Park Ranger Phil McCord on Saturday February 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  for a one hour guided walk at the Crystal River Archaeological State Park.  The tour will focus on how archaeological sites are threatened by both natural and cultural changes. The Crystal river site consists of much more than the artifacts displayed in … Continue reading Crystal River Archaeological State Park invites public to a Ranger-Guided Tour 2/4

Exceptional Entertainment in a Natural Setting Feb. 11-12

Free Admission • $10 Parking • Buses and RV’s $25 Come out and experience The Little Everglades Ranch at our first Ranch Days event.  All shows, musical entertainment, and activities at the Lil Buckaroo Coral are free. Cost of guided tours, rides, art, crafts, food and beverages will vary per vendor. Event patrons can enjoy … Continue reading Exceptional Entertainment in a Natural Setting Feb. 11-12

Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service is offering two free ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions for anyone who would like to apply for the 2017 UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class. Potential applicants must attend one ‘Meet and Greet’ session on either Friday, March 17, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. ‑ 12:00 p.m. or Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1:00 … Continue reading Pasco County offers free preview of new Master Gardener Class

Learn about Red Wolves at the Wildlife Park

The Red wolf (Canis rufus) is one of the world’s most endangered canids. Red wolves are native to North America and once ranged throughout the Southeast United States including Florida. The Red wolf was designated as an endangered species in 1967. Due to loss of habitat and human-caused mortalities, the Red wolf population nearly vanished … Continue reading Learn about Red Wolves at the Wildlife Park

Magnificent Moons Rising from the Florida Trail at Cypress Lakes Preserve Events

Hernando County’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) Program will hold two special events to watch the November and December full moon rise from the darkness of Cypress Lakes Preserve. Preserve Manager Jim King will make a short talk about the preserve, its portion of the Florida Trail and the ESL Program. After moonrise, guests will be … Continue reading Magnificent Moons Rising from the Florida Trail at Cypress Lakes Preserve Events

Oct. 22 begins Monthly Bird Walks at the Wildlife Park

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a monthly bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, October 22, 2016. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail–one of 19 birding trails in Citrus … Continue reading Oct. 22 begins Monthly Bird Walks at the Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park Focuses on Bats for October – Lots of Events!

During the month of October, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on learning more about Florida’s bats. Bats are an important part of natural ecosystems. They prey upon insects, some of which are agricultural or human pests. While there are more than 1,000 species of bats worldwide, Florida is home to … Continue reading Wildlife Park Focuses on Bats for October – Lots of Events!

Florida Agriculture & Wildlife Expo returns for 2016

October 28- 30 are the dates for the 2016 Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo.  The Expo is pleased to announce that this year they will be located on Runway Drive at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport. In its mission to inform and enhance all that Hernando County and Florida have to offer in areas of … Continue reading Florida Agriculture & Wildlife Expo returns for 2016