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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

Parking: Lot

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

Birds of Brooker Creek
Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:00am

Book Time at Brooker Creek
Thursday, March 5, 2015 10:30am
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:30am
Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:30am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:30am

Botany 101
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:30am

Botany Hike
Friday, March 13, 2015 9:00am
Friday, April 10, 2015 9:00am

Brooker Creek Night Hike
Saturday, March 7, 2015 6:30pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:00pm

Explore the Ecosystems
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00am
Saturday, April 4, 2015 9:00am

Footprints on the Land Hike
Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00am

Guided Photography Hike
Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:30am

Introduction to Mushroom Identification
Saturday, March 7, 2015 1:30pm

Life of Lichen
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:30am

Off the Beaten Path: Sandhill Scramble
Friday, March 6, 2015 9:00am

Perilous Plants
Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:30pm

Photographing Nature
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:30am

Trash to Treasure Landscaping
Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:30am

Wanted: Invasive Wildlife of Pinellas
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:30am

Watercolor Art Lessons
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00am

Wildflower Garden Club
Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:00am
Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00am

Wildlife Hike
Friday, March 20, 2015 9:00am

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