Brooker Creek Preserve
Brooker Creek Preserve is approximately 8,700 acres, and the largest natural area in Pinellas County. It consists primarily of forested wetlands and pine flatwoods. Bordered by dense urban development, the Preserve provides both a unique refuge for native flora and fauna, as well as an opportunity for citizens to explore the natural beauty of wild Florida. The Preserve also serves to protect a significant portion of the Brooker Creek Watershed. A complex of hiking and equestrian trails provide visitors an opportunity to explore the Preservels many ecosystems.
Free Admission! - Donations Welcome
These webinars take place via Zoom. Registration is required.
Wednesday, June 9 at 2:00pm
Backyard Habitat for Birds
What's better than bird watching in your own backyard? Join Extension Specialist James Stevenson to find out how you can attract birds to your yard and provide them with additional habitat. Presented by James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Register here!
Friday, June 11 at 10:00am
Singing Insects: Our Overlooked Outside Chorus
Ever wonder about all those chirping, buzzing, and rasping noises coming from the yard and woods? Join one of our volunteer master naturalists to meet some of the katydids, crickets, grasshoppers and cicadas that belong to our often overlooked insect chorus! Presented by Liz Childress, BCP Volunteer and leader of Family Fun Friday Program. Register here!
Wednesday, June 16 at 2:00pm
This program that leads participants into discovery about the amazing lives of ospreys living in dynamic urban areas. Attendees will learn about conservation and species management techniques used by local organizations to support our local osprey populations. Presented by Barb Walker of Moccasin Lake Raptor Rescue. Sponsored by the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve. Register here!
Thursday, June 17 at 2:00pm
Featured Creature: The Coyote
During this program, UF/IFAS Natural Resources Extension Agent, Lara Milligan will explore the life history of the coyote and its unique abilities to adapt and survive in urban environments. This presentation will also highlight ways we can learn to coexist with coyotes. If you have seen a coyote in Pinellas County, you are not alone. Come and learn about this featured creature and its presence in our area. Presented by Lara Milligan, Natural Resources Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County. Register here!
Tuesday, June 22 at 2:00pm
Snakes of the Sunshine State
Florida is an incredibly biodiverse state, home to over 50 species of snakes. Some species like racers and water snakes are quite noticeable, while many others are very difficult to see. There are only six species in our state that are venomous, but two are restricted to extreme northern Florida, with the remaining four living throughout the state. Join us for a talk with ecologist and snake enthusiast Brian Magnier as we will go through and learn about many of the most common and interesting snake species found in Florida. We will also take a look at snake anatomy, evolution, and behavior. Register here!
Wednesday, June 23 at 2:00pm
Did you know we have FIVE different kinds of woodpecker in Pinellas? Have you ever even thought about it? Woodpeckers are a fascinating family of birds with some similarities and many differences! Join us to explore these amazing birds. Presented by James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Recommended for adults. Register here!
Tuesday, June 29 at 2:00pm
Florida Black Bears
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist David Telesco will engage participants by sharing information on the biology, research, and management of Florida black bears. Register here!
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