February 2017 Ranger Programs in Mississippi

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Date: January 20, 2017
Contact: Bill Barley, 228-230-4100

Ocean Springs, MS – Gulf Islands National Seashore announces the February ranger programs schedule. All programs are free and are subject to change without notification. For additional information, contact the William M. Colmer Visitor Center at Davis Bayou at (228) 230-4100. Park offices will be closed on February 20, 2017.
 
Be a Park Scientist: Plant Phenology
Friday, February 11 & 18 at 2:00 pm; meet at the Nature’s Way Loop Trail.
45 minute program; follows 0.5 mile unpaved hiking trail; fun for families (children must be accompanied by an adult).
The Nature’s Way Loop Trail is located on Robert McGhee Road at Davis Bayou.
 
All About Amazing Alligators
Wednesdays through Sundays at 3:00 pm; meet at the Nature’s Way Loop Trail.
30 minute program; accessible; fun for families (children must be accompanied by an adult).
The Nature’s Way Loop Trail is located on Robert McGhee Road at Davis Bayou.
 
Osprey: A Unique Raptor
Saturdays at 9:30 am; meet at the boat launch
30 minute program; accessible; fun for families (children must be accompanied by an adult).
The boat launch is located off Robert McGhee Road at Davis Bayou.
 
Bayou Nature Walk
Thursdays through Saturdays at 10:30 am, except 2/24; meet at the visitor center
30 minute program; accessible; fun for families (children must be accompanied by an adult).
The William M. Colmer Visitor Center is in the Davis Bayou Area.
 
The Live Oak Tree: A Naval Icon
Mondays at 1:00 pm, except 2/13; meet at the visitor center
30 minute program; accessible.
The William M. Colmer Visitor Center is in the Davis Bayou Area.
 
Campfire with a Ranger – For Registered Campers
Saturdays at 5:30 pm; meet in the Davis Bayou Campground
30 minute program; accessible, campfire.
 
A Musket on His Shoulder - US Colored Troops at Ship Island:
An African American History Month Special Event
Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; meet at the visitor center
45 minute programs at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm; accessible.
The William M. Colmer Visitor Center is in the Davis Bayou Area.
 
Areas Information:
The William M. Colmer Visitor Center at Davis Bayou is open daily 8:30 am-4:30 pm, and is located at 3500 Park Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564.
 
West Ship Island- Accessible only by boat. Visitor services are closed for the winter.
 
About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/guis, on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/GulfIslands_NPS, and Instagram www.Instagram.com/GulfIslandsNPS.
 
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Last updated: January 20, 2017

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