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  1. 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.

  2. Pine Needle Basket Class

    Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Bushnell : 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, 33513

    Learn how to make a pine needle basket using longleaf pine needles. Materials provided.

    Price: $3/vehicle park entrance fee, $2 bicyclist or walk-in; $5 per person, ages 17 and younger are free.

  3. 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.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  4. Lawn and Garden Help

    Weedon Island Preserve

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

    Got a gardening, lawn, pest or plant problem? Master Gardeners are on hand with solutions and advice for beautiful landscapes.

    Price: Free.

  5. Ken Rowe Birdathon

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Teams of two to four search for birds in areas of the preserve that are typically closed to the public. Prizes for zany contests including most species found, oddest birds, most "red" birds found and most "white" birds founds. Reservations required by 5 p.m. June 5.

    Price: $10 (lunch included).

  6. Explore the Ecosystems

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Take a guided hike 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).

  7. Canopy Tree Climbing

    Editor's pick

    Pathfinder Outdoor Education

    St. Petersburg : 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Climbers ages 6 and older can ascend into the heights of a live oak using harnesses and a rope pulley system similar to those used in the Amazon rain forests.

    Price: $10.

  8. Sunken Gardens Workshops and Horticultural Programs: Growing Edibles in Summer

    Sunken Gardens

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

    Garden admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 kids 2-11.

    Bill Bilodeau of the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition, talks about gardening for edibles during the hot, humid summer months.

    Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 kids ages 2-11, members free.

  9. 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 the area. Bring water and hat. Recommended for ages six and older.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  10. Help Restore Tampa Bay

    Weedon Island Preserve

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

    Rachel Arndt, communications coordinator for Tampa Bay Watch, will discuss the work of her organization and how residents can get involved.

    Price: Free.

  11. Pioneer Settlement Open House

    Pinellas Pioneer Settlement

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

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

    Price: Free.

  12. Fort De Soto Nature Walk

    Fort De Soto Park

    South Pinellas beaches : 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, 33715

    Take a one-hour guided nature walk to learn about Fort De Soto's history, beauty and different natural settings.

    Price: $5 parking fee.

  13. Pioneer Day Camp

    Editor's pick

    Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Bushnell : 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, 33513

    Children will get to experience throughout the week what it was like to live in the 1800's as a Pioneer/Seminole. Pioneer toy day, animal and food day, home arts, living history demonstrations and outdoor arts and crafts will provide hands-on experiences for every child. Lunch and snack provided …

    Price: $75 per child for ages 8-12, includes camp T-shirt.

  14. Pioneer Day Camp

    Editor's pick

    Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Bushnell : 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, 33513

    Children will get to experience throughout the week what it was like to live in the 1800's as a Pioneer/Seminole. Pioneer toy day, animal and food day, home arts, living history demonstrations and outdoor arts and crafts will provide hands-on experiences for every child. Lunch and snack provided …

    Price: $75 per child for ages 8-12, includes camp T-shirt.

  15. Intro to Florida Friendly Landscaping

    Barbara S. Ponce Library

    Pinellas Park : 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park, 33781

    A one-hour class to familiarize yourself with the "Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping."

    Price: Free.

  16. Nature Coast Native Plant Society: Sandhill Crane Conservation

    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.

    Program on saving Florida's sandhill cranes, and their sensitive habitats.

    Price: Free.

  17. Pioneer Day Camp

    Editor's pick

    Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

    Bushnell : 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, 33513

    Children will get to experience throughout the week what it was like to live in the 1800's as a Pioneer/Seminole. Pioneer toy day, animal and food day, home arts, living history demonstrations and outdoor arts and crafts will provide hands-on experiences for every child. Lunch and snack provided …

    Price: $75 per child for ages 8-12, includes camp T-shirt.

  18. 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.

  19. Dunedin Community Garden Library Program: Companion Planting

    Dunedin Public Library

    Dunedin : 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

    Horticulture topics for neighborhood gardening.

    Learn which plants grow well together, and which do not.

    Price: Free.

  20. Riverview Garden Club: Caladiums

    Gardenville Recreation Center

    Gibsonton : 6219 Symmes Road, Gibsonton, 33534

    Garden club meets with topics to help home gardeners.

    Master Gardener Cynthia Glover shows how to easily add color to a landscape with caladiums.

    Price: Free.

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