Well, it seems that 2013 is the year of new discoveries. From Mission San Luis in Tallahassee to Egmont Key in Tampa Bay there’s a whole new Florida world I’m learning along with you. Now here’s another one…
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters, providing habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals. From barrier island beaches and mangrove forest to freshwater marsh and pine flatwoods, these habitats enable animals big and small to fill a niche on land, in the air or under water.
Plus they have some special events to introduce guests to the natural side of Florida:
• Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida Exhibition (Through November): A collection of 29 black-and-white photographs by preeminent Florida photographer Clyde Butcher.
• Kids FREE Fridays (June 7 through July 26): Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Activities will include stories, crafts, a touch tank, face painting, nature film and presentation on topics such as sea turtles, manatees, sharks, and skulls and bones.
Sounds pretty – and pretty neat!