Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Big Cypress Preserve On Audubon Program

Big Cypress National Preserve Program and Boardwalk Tour
LABELLE, FL. -- Learn about and visit the “Big Cypress National Preserve” which encompasses approximately 729,000 acres of a freshwater swamp ecosystem, offering refuge to a wide variety of plants and animals.

On Monday December 8th a ranger from the “Big Cypress National Preserve” will be present a program at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Hendry County Extension building located at 1085 Pratt Boulevard LaBelle, Florida. 

On Friday December 12 everyone is invited to participate in a Ranger Talk and Boardwalk Tour at the Preserve. Carpool from Barron Park in Labelle at 7 a.m.or meet at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center located at 33000 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee, Florida 24141 at 8:45 a.m. for the Ranger Talk and film which will begin promptly at 9 a.m. 

After the talk the group will visit the nearby boardwalk in search of resident and wintering birds followed by a picnic lunch at noon. Bring water, snacks, lunch, closed toed shoes, sunscreen, camera, and binoculars. 

For information about these free programs hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon Society contact Butch Wilson 863- 983-2870 or Margaret England (863) 674-0695

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