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The National Park Service is pleased to announce an opportunity to explore the ecology of Florida's coast. Join our park volunteer Veronica Peterson, Saturday December 13, 2014 from 9:30-11:30am for an informative bird walk in the park's diverse habitat. Song birds, herons, birds of prey and numerous shore birds can be seen on this leisurely stroll. Dolphins are also spotted regularly while walking along the river beach. Binoculars, sun screen and appropriate foot wear for outdoors are recommended. Jackets or wind breakers may be needed depending on weather conditions. The walk will take 1 to 1 ½ hrs. and will cover approximately 1.5 miles. Please meet at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center if you are interested in participating and don't forget to bring bug spray, binoculars (the park has several pair for loan) and comfortable, closed-toe shoes. This Bird Walk is appropriate for all ages;difficulty level is mild, with some uneven or sandy terrain encountered during the walk.
If using GPS to locate us, our address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080.
Fort Matanzas is open from 9:00 AM to 5:30 pm. There is no admission fee or parking fee required for you to take the short ferry ride to the fort, or to participate in the Bird Walk. Programs and ferry service are subject to cancellation due to bad weather.
For more information call 904-471-0116