Beautiful fall wildflowers, butterfly encounters and a scavenger hunt are some of the activities scheduled for the entire family at the third annual Fall Wildflower Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve. Admission is free.
Get up close and personal with hundreds of butterflies, check out a beehive, or take a hike on one of the preserves trails while a roving naturalist answers your questions. Wildflowers will also be on sale during this event.
- Wildflowers of Pinellas County: 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
- Landscaping with Wildflowers: 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Edible Plants – What You Can Eat and What to Avoid: 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
- Bees, Bugs and Butterflies – the Amazing Wildflower Pollinators: 11:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
- Wildflower Photography: 12:30 p.m.
For more information on the festival, call (727) 934-2680 or email the Friends of Brooker Creek firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooker Creek Preserve protects more than 8,700 acres of natural ecosystems and is located at 3940 Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs. The preserve, the horse trails and the Friends Trail are open daily and holidays.
The Environmental Education Center in the preserve features interactive exhibits and 22 discovery-oriented experiences that are fun for the entire family. It is operated by the Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources Department and is open Thursday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed Sunday through Wednesday and all Pinellas County holidays.
To learn more about Brooker Creek Preserve and its upcoming programs and events, call (727) 453-6800. To register for programs and events visit www.brookercreekpreserve.org. . Videos featuring Brooker Creek Preserve can be viewed at www.youtube.com/pcctv1