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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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Ranger-led Activity Schedule, 2012-2013

Visitors enjoying a ranger-guided canoe program

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News Release Date: November 7, 2012
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

Enhance your understanding and enjoyment of Big Cypress National Preserve by taking part in a ranger-led program. Now is a great time to get outside and explore the Preserve and see its wildlife. This season ranger-led activities will run from November 24 through April 14. Programs are offered at various locations and topics include: plants, animals, human history, and more. All ranger-led programs are free. Check the schedule posted at visitor centers and bulletin boards throughout the Preserve for times, places, and subject.

To make reservations, please call 239-695-4758. Reservations are accepted up to 14 days in advance of the activity date.

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Did You Know?


The white-tailed deer has a vertical leap of nine feet! This is a useful skill to have when evading predators. How high can you jump?