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September 2017

Butterfly Walk at Deering Estate

September 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd avenue
Miami, FL 33157 United States
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The Deering Estate provides a beautiful natural setting for a variety of activities. Join Jared Guerra for a fun Wings Over Florida butterfly walk and earn your Zebra Longwing certificate. This family-friendly program is free with paid admission.

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October 2017

Wings Over Florida at L. Kirk Edwards WEA

October 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Wildlife Management Area system. As part of this year long celebration, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail staff Andy Wraithmell and Whitney Gray will be leading a bird and butterfly walk at L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area near Tallahassee on Saturday October 7. Register Here

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Florida Birding & Nature Festival

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Hillsborough Community College, 551 24th St. NE
Ruskin, FL 33570 United States
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Experience Central Florida's wild side at peak migration - over 180 species! Field trips by land, boat and wagon to the best wildlife sites in West Central Florida, led by experienced and engaging experts. Seminars for beginning and expert birders, for gardeners and photographers, on reptiles, insects, conservation, aquatic restoration and bird rehabilitation. Keynotes on bald eagles and manatees and a panel discussion on the Economic Value of Conservation Lands for our communities. Special family friendly field trips. Nature Expo…

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Indian River Birding Festival and Nature Art Show

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Indian River Birding Festival, 195 9th Street SE
Vero Beach, FL 32962 United States
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The Pelican Island Preservation Society is hosting this event, now in its third year, The festival is being held in conjunction with "National Wildlife Refuge Week," October 8th to 14th. Activities include local birding tours and lectures, Nature Art Show that includes a plein air paint-out at the PIAS campus, and a sunset pontonn boat cruise on the Indian River Lagoon at Pelican Island. Visit the festival Facebook page for more details, as they become available.

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13th Annual Bat Festival

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gainesville, 1309 NW 192nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States
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The 13th Annual Florida Bat Festival is an opportunity for attendees to view giant fruit bats, tour the conservancy grounds and enjoy the great outdoors while learning about how fruit bats benefit environments and ecosystems worldwide. Last year we welcomed over 5,000 guests and attendance is expected to increase this year. The conservancy is not open to the general public on a regular basis, so this event is a rare opportunity for wildlife lovers to see our bats up-close.

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November 2017

Duette Preserve Butterfly Count

November 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Duette Preserve, 2649 Rawls Road
Duette, FL 34219 United States
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Join us for the third annual Duette Butterfly Count, and volunteer to keep track of butterfly biodiversity at our largest preserve. Bring your camera, guide books, and sense of adventure for a day out in the wild blue yonder studying these fascinating fliers. Start your very own butterfly checklist while learning how to identify native species. In partnership with the Wings Over Florida Butterfly Program. Program is suitable for volunteers 16 and older. Please contact Michelle Leahy 941-742-5923 ext. 6035…

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Owl Prowl

November 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey for a sneak peek into what owls do at night. You'll get to meet owl ambassadors up close, participate in owl crafts, and learn how to search for owls in your own neighborhood. $5 per person, registration required

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Muffins with Merlin

November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
$7 - $15

Learn about owls and meet Merlin the Barred Owl up close while enjoying breakfast before the Center opens to the public. $15 for adults, $7 for child Annual Passholder price: $7 for adults and $3 for child Registration required. Includes a muffin breakfast and Center entry after the event.

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January 2018

Everglades Birding Festival

January 11 - January 15
Davie, 2540 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33324 United States
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Journey through south Florida searching for beautiful and rare birds in ancient moss-covered cypress swamps, everglades prairies that join the sky and brilliant marshes that sparkle with flashes of roseate wings. Scan across the tips of grass for searching hovering Snail kites and hear the squeal of the Limpkin.

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31st Annual Florida Manatee Festival

January 13 @ 9:00 am - January 14 @ 4:00 pm
Crystal River, Downtown Crystal River
Crystal River, FL 34428 United States
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The Florida Manatee Festival is held in January in downtown Crystal River, FL. The festival features vendors, food, entertainment and manatee tours.

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