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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.
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These webinars take place via Zoom. Registration is required.
Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00pm
Plants are, by nature, expert synthesizers. We know that photosynthesis is how plants make sugar from sunlight, but plants can create all sorts of chemical compounds for their own defense, including deadly poisons! Register here!
Wednesday, March 3 at 2:00pm
The Buzz on Florida's Pollinators
Birds, bees, bats, mosquitos… You will be surprised at how many different pollinators there are in Florida! In this class we will explore how plants have adapted to ensure their flowers are pollinated, why this is important, and the diversity of pollinators in our state. Recommended for adults. Presented by James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Register here!
Tuesday, March 9 at 2:00pm
Identification of Florida Turtles
Turtles are visible elements in many ecosystems and, for the most part, can be easily identified. Florida's wide variety of habitats support 28 of the 62 species known to occur in the United States, the most turtle-rich country. Significant habitat diversity and species richness make Florida a chelonian hotspot and critical to the conservation of many species. Participants will learn basic identification techniques that will enhance their ventures into the field. Sponsored by the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve. This webinar is recommended for older adolescents and adults and will only be available live on March 9th. Register here!
Wednesday, March 10 at 2:00pm
You may know more than you think about botany from everyday interactions with plants in the kitchen. We will explore where our fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices really come from and how many of them were domesticated from wild plants. Presented by James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Recommended for adults. Register here!
Wednesday, March 17 at 2:00pm
Plants synthesize many compounds for various purposes to assist in their survival. Humans have found that some of those compounds can be added to our food to make it taste better, or to have a medicinal effect. Join to learn more about plants' flavor-making abilities! Presented by James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Recommended for adults. Register here!
Wednesday, March 24 at 2:00pm
Botanical Science for Beginners
How do plants work? How do they interact with the environment? How do they defend themselves? We will investigate the fascinating and complex Plant Kingdom in an introduction to Botanical Science. Recommended for adults. Presented by James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Recommended for adults. Register here!
Wednesday, March 31 at 2:00pm
Introduction to Plant Identification
Join a local Extension specialist and examine the basics of plant identification, from using simple keys to identifying critical characteristics that will help any would-be botanist in the field. An emphasis will be placed on flowering plants. Presented by James Stevenson, UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Specialist. Recommended for adults. Register here!
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