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Eco-Tour: Wet Prairies and Rare Plants of Point Washington State Forest

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What: Eco-Tour: Wet Prairies and Rare Plants of Point Washington State Forest
When: Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join instructor Tom Green for Wet Prairies and Rare Plants of Point Washington State Forest SEPT 1 & OCT 20 from 9am-12pm at South Walton Center of Northwest Florida State College. 

Visit several wet prairies in Pt. Washington State Forest. Observe and identify pitcher plants, sundews, and other carnivorous plants, plus many other native plants that are typically found only in this kind of habitat. Several of these species are threatened or endangered. The history and ecology of the prairies will be discussed, as well as the role of fires in these precious ecosystems. This tour is led by an accomplished biologist who has been involved in describing and mapping wet prairies in South Walton County. 

Moderate difficulty, walking about a mile, including over boggy ground that may have some standing water. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and hat. Wear long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) that can get wet and muddy. A walking stick and camera are recommended. 

Space is limited to 15 participants. Minimum of 4. Meet at South Walton Center at Northwest Florida State college and vehicle caravan to event location. Fee is $15 + $2 forest entry fee at entrance of park. 

Discover more eco-tours at www.basinalliance.org and call 850-200-4160 to register. 

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