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Help install an oyster shell bar

March 10 - March 11

Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to install an oyster shell bar on the shoreline of 2D Island on March 10-11, March 23-24 and March 9 at Fantasy Island from 9am - noon on each day. The project involves shoveling fossilized shell into mesh bags, transporting the bags via boat and placing oyster shell bags on the shoreline to...

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7:00 am

EARLY BIRD TRAIL RUN

March 11 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
1101 Country Club Way S.
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Join other joggers for a refreshing morning run. Suited for individuals that run roads and/or trails with a prompt 7am start on a 4 - 5 mile course. Cost: Admission or trail pass, ages 18 and up.

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9:00 am
Free

Emerson Point Preserve

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Emerson Point Preserve,
5801 17th St W
Palmetto,
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Stroll through Emerson Point Preserve to learn more about Florida’s native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Suitable for all ages. Tour begins in tower parking area. Call the Extension Master Gardeners to register. Register in advance online at http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call (941) 722-4524.

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Free

Riverview Pointe Preserve/DeSoto National Memorial

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
De Soto National Memorial Park,
8250 De Soto Memorial Highway
Bradenton, FL United States
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Stroll through Riverview Pointe Preserve to learn more about Florida’s native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Suitable for all ages. The hike begins in the parking area of DeSoto National Memorial Park and enters into Riverview Preserve. Call the Extension Master Gardeners to register. Register in advance online at http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call (941)...

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$5

Advanced Beekeeping 102

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop is not for the novice beekeeper. (Beekeeping 101 held in Fall). We will discuss pest management of the colony, effective management of the hives, harvesting and grades of honey, and the best plants to feed the honey-bees year round. Pat and Rich Yacso, local beekeepers, will teach the advanced portion of pest management...

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9:30 am
$10

NATURE’S ELEMENTS

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
1101 Country Club Way S.
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Ms. Amalia takes kids on an adventure with hands-on projects in the classroom and out on the trails. Ecology lessons geared for small children with crafts, live animals, stories, and songs. Cost: $10, ages 3 - 6

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10:00 am
$1

HUKYU BONSAI SOCIETY MEETING

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center,
2750 Park Trail Lane
Clearwater, FL United States
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Learn the art and techniques of Bonsai.  Call Jeff Haskins at 813-951-1904 or Kay Waldron at 727-376-0178 for details.

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UNLOVED ANIMALS SERIES: Insects!

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
1101 Country Club Way S.
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Celebrate insects in all their unloved glory! Find out all about them with activities, stories, and presentations. Cost: Admission or trail pass, all ages

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$5

ATTRACTING WILDLIFE

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
1101 Country Club Way S.
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Celebrate National Wildlife Week by exploring the preserve’s gardens, and learn how to attract wildlife into your yard. Take home resources are provided for each participant. Cost: $5, ages 12 and up

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12:00 pm
Free

BIRDS OF PREY

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cliff Stephens Park,
600 Fairwood Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33759 United States
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Specialists will bring live birds of prey to various Clearwater parks to allow visitors a close-up look at these magnificent birds.

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1:00 pm
$10

NATURE EXPLORERS

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
1101 Country Club Way S.
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Ms. Amalia takes kids on an adventure with hands-on projects in the classroom and out on the trails. Ecology lessons geared for children with crafts, live animals, stories, and songs. Cost: $10, ages 7 - 11

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2:00 pm
Free

THE ABUNDANT APPLICATIONS OF FUNGI

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center,
2750 Park Trail Lane
Clearwater, FL United States
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This program will teach how to incorporate the miraculous kingdom of fungi into everyday life, thus enhancing the health and vitality of the ecosystem around us. Learn about the endless diversity of applications from nature's own engineers and chemists, including bioremediation, sustainable agriculture, food/water security, medicine/health, textiles, and so much more.  Wear proper clothing for...

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4:00 pm
$16

TWILIGHT PADDLE

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
1101 Country Club Way S.
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Guided tour on the lake. Get out before the sunset and watch twilight settle over the water.

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6:25 pm
$1

CLEARWATER TURTLE & TORTOISE CLUB MEETING

March 11 @ 6:25 pm - 9:25 pm
Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center,
2750 Park Trail Lane
Clearwater, FL United States
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This non-profit, educational and recreational club is for those interested in turtles with an emphasis on responsibility husbandry and captive breeding.  Each month a speaker discusses turtle topics and they give talks at libraries, schools and environmental educational education centers. For more info contact Mark Kirshner at 352-340-6619.

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6:30 pm
$5

ADULT NIGHT HIKE

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
1101 Country Club Way S.
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Enjoy an evening exploring the trails after dark. We will look for alligators, bats, scorpions, and other wildlife.

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