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

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

Friday December 1: 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.

Tuesday December 5: Join Kate Borduas 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.

Wednesday December 6: Learn about “The Florida Scrub Jay: Bird in Peril”, with Kate Borduas at 10 AM at Bayshore Live Oak Park in Port Charlotte.  Learn what you can do to help save what Cornell has called a “Species of the Century.” Reservations advised.

Thursday December 7: Join Jim Knoy 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.

Saturday December 9:  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. 

Sunday December 10: Join Jean Leavitt 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 December 12: Join Nancy Clayton 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 December 12: 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 December 13: Discuss “Poisonous Plants of Southwest Florida” with John Fenton at 10 AM at Bayshore Live Oak Park in Port Charlotte. Learn to identify and understand the toxicity of various SW FL plant species. Reservations advised.

Thursday December 14: Join Bob “Coop” Cooper 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 December 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.

Sunday December 17: 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. 

Tuesday December 19: Join Al Squires 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.

Wednesday December 20: Join Bob “Coop” Cooper 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.

Thursday December 28: Join Bob “Coop” Cooper 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.

Go to www.CHECflorida.org for complete program calendar.

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Bobbi Rodgers

Resource Manager

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

Cedar Point Environmental Park site

941-475-0769