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Star-Gazing, Photography & Snakes Alive! on Day 3 of Central Florida NatureFest 2012

Posted on September 19th, 2012 by

Categories: Event, General, Nature, Upcoming

Have you heard about Central Florida NatureFest 2012? NatureFest is the chance for visitors and residents both to participate in activities that include birding, hiking, kayaking, butterfly and wildflower viewing, nature photography, star-gazing and airboating over the course of four days. Not to mention, this four-day festival will give participants exclusive access to some of Central Florida’s premier nature parks and reserves! Beginning Thursday, October 4 and lasting through Sunday, October 7, this nature weekend is sure to be packed with excursions led by area wildlife experts full of knowledge and passion in their fields of expertise.

Excursions are limited to a specific number of people. Be sure to register now so you don’t miss out on the opportunity!

Registration is open and available online.
For more details and day-by-day excursion listings, please visit:  VisitCentralFlorida.org.

Saturday, October 6 excursions:

Snakes Alive! at Circle B Bar Reserve

EXCURSION DETAILS
(DAY 3)

  • Saturday, October 6 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • TYPE: Combo
  • COST (PER PERSON): $5.00
  • MAX PEOPLE:  20
  • WHERE TO MEET: Circle B Bar Reserve Welcome Center
    Address4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803

Spend some time with a Park Ranger, and learn all about what makes a snake a snake. The focus will be on snakes native to Florida with some emphasis on invasive species in south Florida. Live snakes will be on display for a close encounter of the reptile kind.

Snakes Alive! NatureFest 2012

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Live snakes will be on display for a close encounter of the reptile kind.

YOUR EXCURSION GUIDE:

Scott Spaulding
Scott Spaulding was the first Park Manager for Colt Creek State Park. Scott has worked with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in the State Parks for many years at different State Parks across Florida. Polk County is fortunate to have such a talented manager at its newest state park. Scott brings a unique mix of park management, love for the land and love for the people to his job. Scott exemplifies the term interpretation in all of his programs. He provides an educational and entertaining program every time.

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Water Bottle
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect Repellant
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Rain Gear

Star Gazing and Photography at Circle B Bar Reserve

EXCURSION DETAILS
(DAY 3)

  • Saturday, October 6 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
  • TYPE: Wilderness Tour
  • COST (PER PERSON): $5.00
  • MAX PEOPLE: 15
  • WHERE TO MEET: Circle B Bar Reserve Welcome Center
    Address: 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803

Join us at Circle B Bar Reserve for a night of star-gazing. Powerful telescopes will be on site to provide you with a view of the night sky but you are more than welcome to bring your own scope. No experience is necessary, so come out, and enjoy the night sky as the stars come to life.

Circle B NatureFest 2012

WHAT TO EXPECT?

We will be hiking and riding in the tram in complete darkness. Be ready to let your other senses take over.

YOUR EXCURSION GUIDE:

Cleveland Carter and Ken Webb
This team leads monthly astronomy nights at Circle B Bar Reserve. Both are hobbyists with a passion for the stars and Ken is a Physics teacher in the local public school system and heads up the astronomy section at the Florida Air Museum.

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Water Bottle
  • Insect Repellent
  • Snacks
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes

 

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