Eco-Tours | Wet Prairies and Rare Plants of Point Washington State Forest
Learn about Wet Prairies and Rare Plants in Pt. Washington State Forest during a guided tour, May 4 from 9 a.m. - Noon.
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 repellant, and hat. Wear long pants and closed-toed 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 of Northwest Florida State College and ride in a vehicle caravan to event location. Fee is $15 + $2 park entrance fee.
Visit www.basinalliance.org to see the full 2015 Spring Eco-Tours Schedule and call 850-200-4160 to register.
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