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Talbot Islands Hosts January Programs

Dec 20, 2013 02:00AM
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Talbot Islands State Parks invite visitors to explore the area’s natural environment throughout the month of January. Visitors will have the chance to discover the importance of the wildlife and vegetation that is part of north Florida’s barrier islands.

January programs include:

Coffee With a Ranger Fort George Island Cultural State Park Saturday, January 4th at 7 a.m. Bring your coffee and camera with you and join a park ranger to watch the sun rise over the Fort George River, get answers about park resources and get some amazing photos. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

North Atlantic Right Whales Fort George Island Cultural State Park Saturday, January 11th at 2 p.m. North Atlantic right whales visit Northeast Florida waters to give birth to calves December through March. Join a ranger to learn about one of the world's most endangered large mammals. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

Nature Photography Fort George Island Cultural State Park Saturday, January 18th at 10 a.m. Ever dreamed of getting the perfect shot of a great blue heron in flight or a bumble bee nestled on a flower? Join a photographer and nature enthusiast for a leisurely stroll on the Fairway Loop Trail and learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime forest and salt marsh on film. Please bring your own camera and photography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water. Space is limited on this program to 10 participants. Please RSVP to the Talbot Islands State Park Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

Talbot Critters Fort George Island Cultural State Park Saturday, January 18th at 2 p.m. Join a park ranger to learn about the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped barrier islands of northeast Florida. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

Nature Hike Fort George Island Cultural State Park Saturday, January 25th at 2 p.m. Join a Park Ranger for a leisurely paced hike to discover the island’s natural communities. Participants are encouraged to bring bug spray and bottled water. This program will take place at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park. No reservations are necessary and the program is free.

The Florida Park Service is dedicated to providing programs that are accessible to all. Persons with special needs which may limit participation or enjoyment of any program should advise the park in advance so assistance with reasonable accommodations can be provided.

For Essential Eligibility Criteria to participate in these programs visit or call the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/littletalbotisland/Events.cfm.