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  1. Naturemania Summer Camp

    McGough Nature Park

    Largo : 11901 146th St. N, Largo, 33774

    Naturemania is an weekly summer camp jam-packed with nature related activities, for kids who have completed grades 1-5. Includes trail hikes, guest speakers, swimming, exploring the nature park and arts and crafts. Runs Monday through Friday June 9 through Aug. 15. After care available until 6 p …

    This week has a "Really Wild Animals" theme with a field trip to Airheads.

    Price: $78, $97.50 non resident (per week).

  2. Nature Day Camp

    Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Bushnell : 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, 33513

    This is a five-day camp for youth ages 8-12 and will include games, crafts, walks and live animals. The camp continues through July 18.

    Price: $75 per child; includes snack, lunch and two T-shirts.

  3. Help for Home Gardeners

    Palm Harbor Library

    Palm Harbor : 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, 34683

    Got garden questions? Find answers to common landscape, pest and garden problems from Master Gardeners at weekly plant clinic on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring plant samples, no appointment needed.

    Price: Free.

  4. Get Garden Advice

    Palm Harbor Library

    Palm Harbor : 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, 34683

    Those with gardening dilemmas can get their questions answered and their plant problems solved (bring plant samples) as Pinellas County Master Gardeners are on hand to offer garden and landscape advice weekly, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Find out how to have a lush lawn, how to get rid of insect pests,  …

    Price: Free.

  5. Tampa Bay Orchids

    Christ the King Catholic Church

    South Tampa : 821 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33609

    Tampa Bay Orchid Society meets with programs on orchid care, plus bloom table, plant sale. Doors open at 6 p.m. for 6:30 p.m. meeting.

    This month, program is on: 'Castasetums - The Weird and Wonderful'.

    Price:

  6. Lawn and Garden Help

    Weedon Island Preserve

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

    Got a gardening, lawn, pest or plant problem? The Master Gardeners are on hand 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to offer solutions and advice for beautiful landscapes.

    Price: Free.

  7. Book Time at Brooker Creek

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3 to 5.

    This week features One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  8. Tampa African Violet Society

    Seffner-Mango Branch Library

    Seffner : 410 N Kingsway Road, Seffner, 33584

    Meeting of the Tampa African Violet Society, with plant raffle and growing tips.

    Learn about propagation by leaf cutting and plant 'suckers' to multiply a favorite violet, at this month's meeting.

    Price: Free.

  9. Frog Watch

    Crystal River Preserve State Park

    Citrus County : 3266 N Sailboat Ave. , Crystal River, 34428

    Join friends and family for a night of wildlife conservation and hands-on learning as you help survey the frogs and toads at the park. Long pants, long sleeved shirts and bug repellent recommended.

    Price: Free (donations appreciated).

  10. Tropical Fruit Tasting

    Jene's Tropicals

    St. Petersburg : 6831 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33710

    Taste a world of exotic tropical fruits in treats like desserts, chutneys, tamarind snow cones, sauces and more at sampling; enhance your landscape with fruit trees from mamey, to more than 20 varieties of mangos, durian, lychee and longan from among the hundreds of fruit trees and plants for sa …

    Price: Free tasting.

  11. Gesneriads: New Gesneriads

    Office of Dr. Robert Martinez

    Tampa : 402 W Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Tampa, 33603

    Tampa Bay Gesneriad Society meets with tips for growing the diverse group that includes African violets, gloxinias, and lipstick plants; with plant show and tell and plant raffle. For more information, email to: chasfisher@verizon.net.

    The latest varieties introduced at recent convention, plus those discovered in China are discussed at this month's meeting.

    Price: Free.

  12. Sunken Gardens Plant Talks: ST. Petersburg as a Small Town Farming Community

    Sunken Gardens

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

    Expand your gardening horizons in weekly horticulture programs. 

    Tina Levy, market manager for St. Pete Locally Grown, talks about building a productive farming community.

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

  13. Orchid Lovers Club

    Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club

    Spring Hill / West Hernando : 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, 34613

    Orchid Lover's Club of Spring Hill meets third Saturday of each month with helpful advice, plants for sale, raffle and a bloom table.

    Orchid expert Kerry Richards is the guest speaker with tips for thriving blooms.

    Price: Free.

  14. Photography Hike

    Weedon Island Preserve

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

    Capture the natural beauty of the Preserve, bring your camera and find ways to get the perfect shot. Center volunteers highlight seasonal features that are great to capture in photos. Best for adults. Registration required.

    Price: Free (registration required)

  15. 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).

  16. Footprints on the Land Hike

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Take a short walk along the Education Center Trail to learn about the many "footprints" that can be found.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  17. Entymology 101

    Weedon Island Preserve

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

    Participants learn basic bug identification and ecology.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  18. Park Ranger Nature Educational Program

    Lettuce Lake Park

    Tampa : 6920 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 33637

    Join park rangers for themed hands-on workshops exploring elements of nature.

    This week's topic is "Frogs and Toads! Meet the Poisonous Cane Toad."

    Price: $5 per child and one adult; $2 park entry up to eight people.

  19. Park Ranger Nature Educational Program

    Lettuce Lake Park

    Tampa : 6920 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 33637

    Join park rangers for themed hands-on workshops exploring elements of nature.

    This week's topic is "Frogs and Toads! Meet the Poisonous Cane Toad."

    Price: $5 per child and one adult; $2 park entry up to eight people.

  20. Tropical Fruit Tasting

    Jene's Tropicals

    St. Petersburg : 6831 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33710

    Taste a world of exotic tropical fruits in treats like desserts, chutneys, tamarind snow cones, sauces and more at sampling; enhance your landscape with fruit trees from mamey, to more than 20 varieties of mangos, durian, lychee and longan from among the hundreds of fruit trees and plants for sa …

    Price: Free tasting.

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