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
Upcoming Webinars and Events
Webinars listed below take place via Zoom. Registration is required.
EVERY Thursday from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
In person: Book Time at Brooker
Connect children to the wonders of the natural world through a nature related story & a craft to follow! Geared toward 3 to 5 year olds. Register today
Wednesday, May 4 from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Webinar: Get Your Mind in The Gutter
What comes to mind when you think of a gutter? Perhaps, “I really need to clean mine out”, or “I wish I had those”, or maybe just something as simple as “rainwater”. In this class we are going to follow the flow of rainwater from your roof to see where our water goes through the lens of what we call “storm water”. We will explore how we play a critical role in the big picture of storm water and the impacts of this water to our local ecosystems. We will start big and end with what you can do to help improve water quality right in your own yard or neighborhood. Register today
Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In person and Virtual: Lakes and Ponds Education
This free workshop is intended for all citizens interested in the health and management of our water resources and green spaces. There will be special focus on maintaining and managing stormwater ponds. The event will be held in trade show format with featured presentations. Attendees will be able to mingle among the displays from government, environmental, and private organizations.
Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
In person: Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve Readers Club
The club meets every first Saturday and focuses on Florida authors and natural history. May: The Wilder Heart of Florida. Contact the Friends Group for further information. Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve
Tuesday, May 17 from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Webinar: Helping Local Cavity Nesters in Pinellas
Some birds use nest boxes (aka bird houses) while others build nests on branches or in the grass. Before installing a birdhouse, you should learn about which species might be looking for some new real estate. In this program, you will learn about "cavity-nesters," the category of bird most likely to move into a birdhouse. You will also learn how to choose a good spot for a birdhouse. Step up your naturalist skills by participating in this lunch-n-learn webinar. Register today
Wednesday, May 18 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Webinar: Introduction to Plant Identification
Join James Stevenson, your 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. Register today
Saturday, May 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In person: Nest Box Building Workshop
Want to help our local cavity nesters? Learn how to build your very own nest box for an Eastern Bluebird! In this workshop you will learn about proper nest box placement and mounting, additional information specific to the nesting habits of Eastern Bluebirds, and other fun facts about this species! We will be building a nest box for an Eastern Bluebird, which is a year-round resident in Pinellas County. This nest box should be mounted at your home or that of a friend or family member. Materials: $25.00 Register today.
Saturday, May 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
In person: Introduction to Plant Identification
Join James Stevenson, your 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. Registration is required and all materials will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes, as part of the class will be outdoors. Register today
Four Upcoming Guided Hikes in May
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