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April 24: Wildlife Park to Present Program on Florida’s Native Plants (2)

Park Focuses on Native Plants in Aprilhomosassa-wildlife-park-logo

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be focusing on native plants and Florida’s orchids during the month of April. The Park is introducing monthly themes featuring natural and cultural resource opportunities in Florida State Parks.

A program on Florida’s native plants will be presented by Jim Bierly of the Citrus County Native Plant Society in the Children’s Education Center. Bierly was the founder of the Citrus County Native Plant Society and served as a Past President of the Citrus County chapter. He has had a life-long interest in natural history.

He will bring examples of native plants and will have a slide presentation on Florida’s native plants. This program will be held in the Children’s Education Center on Thursday, April 24, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m. Park admission is $13 per adult; $5 for children ages 6 through 12; and free for children age 5 and under. This includes an all-day visit to the Park.

As a Florida State Park, the Park’s current focus is on our native plants and animals.
For more information or to register to attend, please call Susan Strawbridge at the Park office (352) 628-5445, ext.1002, Mondays through Fridays.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
10:00 a.m. until 12 Noon
At the Children’s Education Center
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446

April 19: Underwater Egg Hunt

parks-underwater-egg-huntPresented by Parks and Recreation

Bicentennial Park Pool 8145 Bicentennial Park Drive, Crystal River, FL 34429

 

 

Bring Your Own Basket!

 

There will be two Egg Hunts for different age groups:

Children ages 1- 6 hunt from 11:00am - 1:00pm
Children ages 7 - 12 hunt from 1:00 - 2:30pm

Eggs are turned in after the hunt in exchange for a gift bag filled with little toys and candy
Only 50 people at a time will be permitted onto the pool deck.
While participants wait their turn, there will be food for sale and festivities outside around the pool grounds such as potato sack races, egg races, arts ‘n craft stations and much more.
This year there will be a separate land base egg hunt outside of the pool area designed especially for little children ages 0 - 3 or for those who cannot swim.
 

For information on the Citrus County Parks & Recreation progams please call 352.527.7540 or visit our web site at CitrusCountyParks.com

Wildlife Park To Celebrate Earth Day Egg-Stravaganza And Celebration

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Learn about Florida’s environment with exhibits by many area clubs and organizations

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park will be celebrating Florida’s environment with a special Earth Day event on Saturday, April 19. The event includes an Easter Egg Hunt starting at 9:00 a.m., and educational exhibits and interpretive carts in the Garden of the Springs and along the Wildlife Walk. Bring the family out to enjoy the park and learn about our natural resources. Admission to the Park is $13 for adult; $5 for children ages 6 through 12; and free admission for children ages 5 and under. Admission includes an all-day visit to the Park and includes all the Earth Day activities.

The day’s activities start off with our annual Easter Egg Hunt and continue throughout the day. The Egg Hunt will be on the green behind the parking area at Park’s Visitor Center. Families should arrive early to register their children and enjoy meeting the Easter Bunny and other costumed characters. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 9:00 a.m.

The Wildlife Park opens for the day at 9:00 a.m. and visitors can enjoy the park and many Earth Day exhibits in the Garden of the Springs. The Earth Day exhibits will be set up from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Interpretive carts will be set up along the Wildlife Walk with information on Black bears and panthers. Learn about bears, panthers, manatees, native plants, and much more. Exhibitors include Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Nature World Wildlife Rescue, Nature World Wildlife Rescue, Homosassa River Garden Club, Friends of Chassahowitzka Wildlife Refuge, Homosassa River Alliance, Save the Manatee Club, and more.

Mark your calendar for the Earth Day Egg-stravaganza and Celebration at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Saturday, April 19, 2014. For more information, please call (352) 628-5343.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
4150 S. Suncoast Blvd.
Homosassa, FL 34446

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