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Wetlands and Wildflowers program @ Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State ParkFriday, May 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
There is no charge to attend this wildflower program.
Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist; (352) 628-5445
On Friday, May 25, 2018, starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room of the Visitor Center located on US 19, Park volunteer Jodie Lanier, a member of the Citrus County Native Plant Society will present a program on the native wildflowers of Florida. She will introduce you to the many varieties of wildflowers and advise you as to which of these plants can be successfully incorporated into your landscaping, and which can only survive in a specialized habitat. She is currently the leader of the Homosassa 4H Club with a focus on environmental science and loves teaching children and adults how to kayak and be active outdoors. As a volunteer for Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, she drives the shuttle boats and gives a narrated tour of Pepper Creek. Jodie Lanier is also a member of the Citrus Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society and describes herself as an environmentalist. Her favorite subject is ecology and she is working toward becoming a Florida Master Naturalist so she can utilize her knowledge through nature interpretation and teach people the importance of conservation.
River Rhythms - Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State ParkFriday, May 25, 2018 - 4:00pm EDT
Free with regular park admission.
(352) 236-7156 or email@example.com
Join us the 4th Friday of every month, for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., come and enjoy this musical experience. Like all public drum circles, all voices are welcome. There are a few extra drums but if you have some please bring them along. Also, to increase your comfort, we recommend that you bring a blanket or a chair. In addition to drumming and percussion, singing and dancing are highly encouraged! An audience is always needed so feel free to watch and listen.
Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).
For more information about the hosts of this event, or to see a flyer, please visit their website, https://m.facebook.com/OcalaDrumCircles/about
Lake Louisa 5K Race 2018 @ Lake Louisa State ParkSaturday, May 26, 2018 - 7:30am to 12:00pm EDT
By 3/31/2018 race fee $25.00 per participant
By 4/30/2018 race fee $30.00 per participant
By 5/20/2018 race fee $35.00 per participant
Join us for our Annual USATF certified 5K (3.1 mile) Race. Participants will run/walk along a tree lined, paved out and back course through Lake Louisa State Park where "wildlife always has the right of way."
Highlights of Race - Finisher medal, colorful event shirt, USATF certified and well monitored course, native plant giveaway and more.
Registering by May 1, 2018 ensures proper t-shirt size. Awards for top overall finishers and the top finisher in each of the 5 year age division, male and female.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, Inc. a non-profit 501C3 that supports Lake Louisa State Park through public outreach, special events and fundraisers.
To register for the race please go to: http://sommersports.com/Events/Running/Friends-of-Lake-Louisa-State-Park-5K or pick up a race registration at the Park's Ranger Station.
World War II Living History Weekend @ Fort Clinch State ParkSaturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT
Park Entrance Fee $6.00/vehicle applies in addition to a $2.50 per person Fort Entry Fee.
Fort Clinch State Park, (904) 277-7274
Living History program recognizing the role of Fort Clinch State Park during World War II.
Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.