What's Up at the Wildlife Park: November, 2023

What’s Up at the Wildlife Park: November, 2023

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on November 8, 2023

What’s Up at the Wildlife Park: November, 2023

All Birders Welcome: November 11 Guided Bird Walk

Experienced and novice birders are welcome-

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon will lead the walk. This trail is one of 19 birding trails in Citrus County that are part of the West Section of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Pepper Creek Trail is a fully accessible trail. Participants should meet at 7:45 a.m. at the entrance to the park’s Visitor Center. The bird walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. If you have binoculars and a field guide bring them, but they are not required. There is no charge to participate in the bird walk.

Pepper Creek Trail is approximately 3/4 mile in length and follows along the park’s tram road, connecting the Visitor Center on U.S. 19 and the West entrance on Fishbowl Drive. Participants can either walk back down the trail or wait and take the tram after the park opens. For more information, call the park office at 352-423-5600.

This event will take place:

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
4150 South Suncoast Boulevard
Homosassa Springs, Florida

Wildlife Park Hosts Card Signing for Veterans November 11

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will honor veterans on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023. From 9 A.M. to 2 P.M., Carla Nicklas and other volunteers will have thank you cards available for visitors to sign for several local veterans who will be participating in Honor Flights. The card signing event is free and will be held in the park’s Visitor Center on US19.

State Park Volunteers Host Chalk Art Event November 18th

Celebrate the real Florida by creating sidewalk chalk art of the park’s flora,
fauna, and geological features. Choose from one of our selected prompts or come with your
own Florida-themed inspiration.

  • This family-friendly event is open to all ages.
  • Chalk is provided.
  • You may bring other tools such as water, sponges, and towels and equipment to keep you comfortable and hydrated.
  • The event is in the park’s Garden of the Springs.
  • The event is free.
  • For more information, call the park office at 352-423-5600.
  • For more information on activities in all of Florida’s State Parks, visit www.floridastateparks.org.

Citrus Watercolor Society to Present the Fall Watercolor Show at Wildlife Park on November 18th and 19th.

The Citrus Watercolor Society will be holding its Fall Art in the Wildlife Park Show and Sale in the Visitor Center at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 19th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The show will include original watercolor paintings, prints, and greeting cards by the members of the Citrus Watercolor Society.

There is no charge to attend the show and sale, however, regular admission applies for the Wildlife Park. The Citrus Watercolor Society donates 20 percent of sales to the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

This is a great opportunity to support area artists while enjoying a visit to the State Park.



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