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Brooker Creek Preserve

Categories: Nature preserve

Features: Classes offered, Guided tours, Hiking trails, Horse riding trails, Private room, Public restrooms

Alcohol: No alcohol

This roughly 8,700-acre preserve is the largest remaining natural open space in Pinellas County. Pine flatwoods dominate the uplands ecosystem. More than 50 percent of the preserve is wetlands, with branches of Booker Creek, wetlands forests, marshes, cypress domes and wet praires. The park is home to many types of flowers and an estimated 70 different species of butterfly. Trails and boardwalks offer a liesurely stroll of less than a mile or a more challenging four-mile hike. You can ride your horse on scenic or exercise trails, but bring your own water.

A three-building Education Center houses exhibit areas, a conference room, classrooms and a 200-seat auditorium available for corporate and family events. The center hosts monthly events and classes, as well as permanent exhibits. A resource center offers advice on landscaping with native plants and identifying local animals and plants. One large picnic shelter is available on a first-come basis but there are also family-size tables in a screened-in area near the auditorium.

Events at Brooker Creek Preserve

A Protective Predator: The Florida Black Bear
Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:30am

Birds of Brooker Creek
Saturday, November 8, 2014 8:00am
Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:00am
Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:00am

Book Time at Brooker Creek
Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, September 4, 2014 10:30am
Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:30am

Botany Hike
Friday, October 10, 2014 9:00am

Climate: Change the Conversation
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00am

Dragonfly Discover Walk
Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00am
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00am

Explore the Ecosystems
Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:00am
Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00am
Saturday, September 6, 2014 9:00am

Footprints on the Land Hike
Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:00am

Guided Photography Hike
Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:30am
Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:30am

Life of Lichen
Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:00pm

Off the Beaten Path: In Search of Catesby's Lily
Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:00am

Orchids and Epiphytes
Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:30am

Our Wildest Place Hike
Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:00am
Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:00am
Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:00am
Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00am

Traveling Tree Walk
Monday, September 29, 2014 4:00pm

Wildflower Garden Club
Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:00am
Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00am
Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00am

Wildlife Hike
Friday, November 21, 2014 9:00am
Friday, October 17, 2014 9:00am
Friday, September 19, 2014 9:00am

Woods Walk
Friday, October 3, 2014 9:00am

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