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  1. CANCELED Jeff Corwin

    Editor's pick

    Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The conservationist, biologist and Animal Planet host will take the audience along on his adventures as he presents, Tales from the Field.

    Price: $45-$65.

  2. Explore the Ecosystems

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Take a guided hike along the trail, through wetland, oak hammock, pine flatwood and other areas. Wear closed shoes, bring water, hat; best for ages over six, children under 16 must be accompanied by adult.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  3. Honeymoon Island Walks

    Honeymoon Island State Park

    Dunedin : 1 Causeway Blvd. (at the West end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin, 34698

    Rangers guide walks along the trails or beach areas for you to find plants and wildlife around the park.

    Price: Free (walk); $8 per carload up to 8 people, $4 one person in car, $2 walking (park entry).

  4. Sunken Gardens Plant Talks: Landscaping With Begonias

    Sunken Gardens

    Fourth Street Garden District : 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, 33704

    Expand your gardening horizons in weekly horticulture programs. 

    Find out how to add color with begonia plants, in program by 33-year begonia grower, Greg Stych, of Planet Begonia, with an array of begonias, gesneriads, bromeliads and heliconias for sale.

    Price: Free with Gardens admission: $8, $6 seniors, $4 kids 2-11.

  5. Bird Walk

    Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

    St. Petersburg : 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Look for birds on this guided hike led by experienced birders. Limited number of binoculars available for loan.

    Price: Free.

  6. Air Potato Picking Contest

    John R. Bonner Nature Park

    Largo : 14444 143rd St. N, Largo, 33774

    The goal of this contest is to remove the invasive plants from the park. Prizes for most potatoes collected, largest potato and ugliest potato.

    Price: Free.

  7. Saturday Guided Hike at Weedon Island

    Weedon Island Preserve

    St. Petersburg : 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33702

    Pull on your grubby sneakers and join a hike through coastal mangroves and upland ecosystems. Learn about the coastal environment and the early residents of this area. Bring water and hat. Recommended for ages six and older.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  8. Fire in Southern Ecosystems Workshop

    Chinsegut Conservation Center

    Brooksville / East Hernando : 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville, 34601

    Normandeau Environmental Consultants is hosting this curriculum and educator training program that give the information and tools to teach students in grades 3-12 about fire's natural role in Florida with hands-on activities correlated to Next Generation State Standards and Common Core. Limited  …

    Price: Free.

  9. Nature's Elements

    Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

    St. Petersburg : 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Kids take a walk in the preserve to explore nature through crafts and activities. Water, hat and snacks recommended. Best for ages 4 to 8.

    Price: $10.

  10. Turtle Science: Why Turtles are Cool

    Weedon Island Preserve

    St. Petersburg : 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33702

    Participants take a look at turtles and learn about their diversity, conservation and latest research findings.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  11. Talk About Turkeys

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Upland Gamebird Research Biologist Danny Caudill will discuss turkey habitat, breeding behaviors, nesting and the role these birds play in our ecosystem and economy.

    Price: Free.

  12. Pioneer Settlement Open House

    Pinellas Pioneer Settlement

    St. Petersburg : 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Spend a day at the park and take a step back in time. Tour the historic grounds or just bring a family picnic.

    Price: Free.

  13. Blue Grand Coastal Cleanup

    Weedon Island Preserve

    St. Petersburg : 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33702

    Volunteers with canoes and kayaks help clean up the difficult to reach shorelines of the preserve. This event is partnered with the BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  14. Sweetwater Sundays Farmer's Market

    Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

    Town 'n' Country : 6942 W Comanche Ave., Tampa, 33634

    Shop for organic fruits, vegetables, handmade goods, artisan breads, local honey, take-home foods and more at this family- and dog-friendly market with live music (12:30-2:30 p.m.), open mike sessions (2:30-4 p.m.) and self-guided tours of the farm. Open October through the end of May.

    Price: Free.

  15. Native Plant Crafting Workshop

    Chinsegut Hill

    Brooksville / East Hernando : 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville, 34601

    The Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society hosts this workshop featuring local native plant experts from Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, who will have several work stations set up. This is a hands-on event. The focal point will include making paper with native plants, pine co …


  16. Garden Club of Tarpon Springs: Butterflies

    St. Timothy Lutheran Church

    Tarpon Springs : 812 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, 34689

    Garden Club of Tarpon Springs, part of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, meets with help for gardeners. Church is not affiliated with Garden Club.

    View butterflies at various stages of development, and learn what host and nectar plants are needed to draw them to a garden.

    Price: Free admission.

  17. Nature Coast Native Plants

    Land O'Lakes Community Center

    Land o' Lakes : 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes, 34639

    Get advice on adding easy care plants to your landscape at Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meeting. Chapter meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, with native plant raffle.

    Florida Bugs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, program at this month's meeting shows how to tell the difference between beneficial and problem pests in the landscape.

    Price: Free.

  18. Take a Hike

    Pinellas County Extension Service

    Largo : 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 33774

    A guided hike to explore the MacKay Creek Greenway.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  19. Sunsets on the Roof

    Clearwater Main Library

    Downtown Clearwater : 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater, 33755

    The library opens its rooftop terrace to offer better viewing of the sunset over Clearwater and Clearwater Beach. Please gather at the foot of the grand staircase on the first floor 30-minutes before sunset.

    Price: Free.

  20. Orange Blossom Garden Club of Lutz

    Lutz Community Center

    Lutz : 98 First Ave NW, Lutz, 33549

    Get gardening tips and information at club's monthly meetings.

    Repurposing is the topic, as the club carpools to nearby Annie's Garden Shed at 100 Fourth Ave NW in Lutz, to see how to turn ordinary 'found' objects into planters. Bring snack and beverage, dessert provided.

    Price: Free admission.

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