Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center Caniff BuildingCharlotte Harbor Environmental Center and the Charlotte County Natural Resource Department will be conducting the following free programs in November 2017.  All programs can be found at ChecFlorida.org

Unless noted, all walks begin at 9:00 AM.  For directions or further information, call Cedar Point Environmental Park at 941-475-0769  

Wednesday November 1         Explore the “Maori and Aborigine Cultures – Life at the Bottom of the World” with Kate Borduas at 10 AM at Bayshore Live Oak Park in Port Charlotte. Kate will explore the differences between the historic New Zealand Maori and Aborigine societies and how the modern world may impact them. Reservations advised.

Sunday November 5                Join Greg Brezicki on a guided walk through the old growth pine flatwoods and mangrove fringe of 125-acre Oyster Creek/Ann Dever Regional Park in Englewood. Meet at the San Casa entrance.

Tuesday November 7              Join Kate Borduas on a guided walk through the scrub and pine flatwoods of 217-acre Amberjack Environmental Park in Cape Haze. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Gasparilla Pines Blvd.

Friday November 10               Join Denise Hart on a guided walk through the 81-acre Bill Coy/Buck Creek Preserve in Englewood. The scrubby flatwoods and mangrove swamp border Buck Creek, which flows into Lemon Bay.  Meet in the parking lot. 

Sunday November 12              Join Al Squires on a guided walk through the scrub and pine flatwoods of 217-acre Amberjack Environmental Park in Cape Haze. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Gasparilla Pines Blvd.

Monday November 13             Join Jim Knoy on a guided walk through Tippecanoe II Mitigation Preserve in Port Charlotte. This 150 acre preserve is home to several families of the threatened Florida scrub jay. Meet in the parking lot.

Tuesday November 14             Join Kate Borduas on a guided walk through 308-acre Tippecanoe Environmental Park.  This Charlotte County park includes habitats such as scrub, pine flatwoods, marsh and wetlands.  Meet behind the Charlotte County Sports Park.

Wednesday November 15       Join Dave Clayton on a guided walk through the 81-acre Bill Coy/Buck Creek Preserve in Englewood. The scrubby flatwoods and mangrove swamp border Buck Creek, which flows into Lemon Bay.  Meet in the parking lot. 

Thursday November 16          Join Al Squires on a guided walk through the old growth pine flatwoods and mangrove fringe of 125-acre Oyster Creek/Ann Dever Regional Park in Englewood. Meet at the San Casa entrance.

Saturday November 18           Guided walks at 10:30 am by Bill and Margaret Dunson, 12:00 pm by Denny Girard & Al Squires and 1:30 pm by Jim Knoy at the Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Charlotte County Sports Park.  ALSO:  food, music, numerous vendors, and more! Info at www.chnep.org

Monday November 20             Join Al Squires on a guided walk through the scrub and pine flatwoods of 217-acre Amberjack Environmental Park in Cape Haze. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Gasparilla Pines Blvd.

Tuesday November 21            Join Kate Borduas on a guided walk through the 81-acre Bill Coy/Buck Creek Preserve in Englewood. The scrubby flatwoods and mangrove swamp border Buck Creek, which flows into Lemon Bay.  Meet in the parking lot. 

Wednesday November 22       Join John Phillips on a guided walk through Tippecanoe II Mitigation Preserve in Port Charlotte. This 150 acre preserve is home to several families of the threatened Florida scrub jay. Meet in the parking lot.

Saturday November 25           Join Kate Borduas on a guided birding walk through the scrub and pine flatwoods of 217-acre Amberjack Environmental Park in Rotonda.  Meet at the end of Gasparilla Pines Blvd. Walk begins at 8 am.

Tuesday November 28             Join Kate Borduas on a guided walk through the scrub and pine flatwoods of 217-acre Amberjack Environmental Park in Cape Haze. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Gasparilla Pines Blvd.