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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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1101 Country Club Way S.
St. Petersburg, FL United States
727-893-7326www.stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill.html

Upcoming Events

May 2017
Free

Pinellas-Florida Native Plant Society

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gopher Tortoises, Plant and Animal Communities, and Prescribed Fire Gopher tortoises love prescribed burns; find out why. Speaker George Heinrich, field biologist and popular educator, tells how the frequency and timing of a prescribed burn helps maintain species richness and an open forest canopy.   You will discover how it affects upland habitats and greatly benefits plant and animal communities.   The public is welcome.   Bring a friend and join us for conversation, socializing, Q&A, our speaker for today, free refreshments, and…

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$1.50

POLLINATORS!

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn about local pollinators through exploration and craft. Cost: $1.50, ages 7 - 11

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$1.50

NATURE CRAFT WITH CHILDREN

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Children will explore the preserve and create a nature print to take home. Cost: $1.50, ages 3 - 4

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Free

BIRD WALK

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Look for birds on a guided hike led by knowledgeable birders. Binoculars are available for loan.

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$5

FAMILY NIGHT HIKE: Cicadas

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is home to several species of cicadas.  Come learn about cicadas and learn a few of their calls. Use your new skills to identify a couple of them during our night hike!

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Free

THE DISAPPEARING WILDLIFE OF BORNEO

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pygmy elephants, orangutans, and sun bears, oh my! Join Amalia Fernand for an evening all about the endemic beauty of Borneo.

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EARLY BIRD TRAIL RUN

May 13 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

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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$10

KIDS INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD CELEBRATION

May 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

What’s it like for a migratory bird? Children become one for a day, navigate the route, find food sources, and learn about habitat requirements through activities. Cost: $10, ages 4 - 8

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$5

ADULT NIGHT HIKE

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy an evening exploring the trails after dark. We will look for alligators, bats, scorpions, and other wildlife. Cost: $5, ages 18 and up

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$3

ALLIGATOR WALK

May 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about the American alligator, Florida’s state reptile, which calls our wetlands home. Join nature preserve rangers on a hike of the trails in search of the most common spots to sight them. Cost: $3/$1.50

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Free

YOGA FOR SUCCESS & ROMANIAN PICKLING WORKSHOP

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Simple yet powerful yoga postures will bring stability and balance. After, learn pickling techniques to use for a healthy life. For more information contact Noelle Morris at nmorriskw@gmail.com

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$10

DIY NATURAL PAINTING

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

New guided hike and instructional class. Together, we’ll learn about harvesting, making, and using natural paints. All materials are included, but artists are welcome to bring their own canvases and brushes. Cost: $10, ages 18 and up

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$3

WILDFLOWER WALK

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This monthly guided walk highlights native wildflowers along the trails. Learn more about what is blooming and don’t miss a thing. Cost: $3/$1.50

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UNLOVED ANIMALS SERIES: Sharks!

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come learn all about these awe inspiring creatures of the sea with activities and presentations. Cost: Admission or trail pass, all ages

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$16

TWILIGHT PADDLE

May 27 @ 5:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Guided tour on the lake. Get out before the sunset and watch twilight settle over the water. Cost: $16, ages 8 and up

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