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Talbot Islands March Events

Mar 04, 2015 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 March. Visitors will have the chance to discover the importance of the wildlife and vegetation that is part of north Florida’s barrier islands. March programs include: Hike Through History Fort George Island Cultural State Park Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. Go on a nature hike with a park ranger through the forests of Fort George Island and learn about the history, people, and places that once called this island home. 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 Big Talbot Island State Park Saturday, March 14 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 Bluffs Shoreline Trail and learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime forest and driftwood giants of Boneyard Beach on film. Please bring your own camera and photography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water. The program will take place at the Bluffs pavilion on Big Talbot Island. No reservations are necessary and the program is free with $2 vehicle entrance fee. Pirates of the First Coast Fort George Island Cultural State Park Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. Ahoy scaliwags! Join a park ranger to hear the dastardly tales of the lawless sea dogs who prowled Florida's coast in hopes of riches and infamy. 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, March 21 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. Nature Photography Big Talbot Island State Park Saturday, March 28 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 Bluffs Shoreline Trail and learn techniques to help capture the beauty of the maritime forest and driftwood of Boneyard Beach on film. Please bring your own camera and photography supplies, sturdy shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and water. The program will take place at the Bluffs pavilion on Big Talbot Island. No reservations are necessary and the program is free with $2 vehicle entrance fee. Animal Signs Fort George Island Cultural State Park Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. Join a Park Ranger for a presentation and leisurely guided hike through different Florida ecosystems on a quest to characterize tracks left by an assortment of critters. 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 our website at www.floridastateparks.org/littletalbotisland/Events.cfm. For additional information on any of these programs, contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320. For more information about Florida State Parks, visit www.floridastateparks.org.