Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

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    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    • 0
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    9:30am - 2021 Fall Butterfly Walk 

    Butterfly ChecklistButterfly expert Linda Cooper will be leading Fall Butterfly Walks at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, September 25th, 2021. You can expect to see and learn about Kissimmee Prairie butterflies, as well as their host plants, eggs, caterpillars and chrysalids. Linda and her late husband, Buck, began surveying butterflies at Kissimmee Prairie even before its purchase by the state. Their efforts produced the Preserve's incredible checklist, and put KPPSP on the map for its butterflies. Linda continues to survey, compile official counts for the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), and monitor butterfly populations on large public lands in Florida. She is also an effective advocate for their protection.


    The walk is limited to 10 participants. Participants will drive their own vehicles (or carpool at your discretion) and park along the road to the various walk sites. Please bring your own lunchwater, a hat, sun screen and bug repellant. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the walks may have some special requirements to keep participants safe.


    PLEASE NOTE: Your place will not be reserved without payment. Be sure your transaction is completed when you sign up. Once paid, you will get confirmation emails from the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Registration is first come / first serve.


    Schedule:

    9:00 am - 9:20 am:  Check in

    9:30 am - 11:30 pm:  Butterfly Walk

    Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is at 33104 NW 192nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL (Map). Cost is $25 for Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve members and $32 for non-members. (Become a Friends member by clicking here.) A $4 per vehicle entry fee is also required and must be paid at the gate when you enter the park.


    Questions or need help with your registration? Please email us at info@kissimmeeprairiefriends.org. (Include your phone number if you would like a call and please be patient, we are all volunteers!)


    Fitness Requirements: Ability to walk on uneven ground in the prairie. Your registration implies you agree to this waiver of liability. (you will be checked in without the need to sign anything for safety)


    Cancellation/refund policy: Cancellations must be made by Sept 12th, 2021 for a refund.

    This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, Inc. was formed in 2011 to work for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of and in the best interest of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. The Friends is a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and relies on membership fees and private donations to pursue activities on behalf of the Preserve.

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    1:00PM - 2021 Fall Butterfly Walk 

    Butterfly ChecklistButterfly expert Linda Cooper will be leading Fall Butterfly Walks at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, September 25th, 2021. You can expect to see and learn about Kissimmee Prairie butterflies, as well as their host plants, eggs, caterpillars and chrysalids. Linda and her late husband, Buck, began surveying butterflies at Kissimmee Prairie even before its purchase by the state. Their efforts produced the Preserve's incredible checklist, and put KPPSP on the map for its butterflies. Linda continues to survey, compile official counts for the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), and monitor butterfly populations on large public lands in Florida. She is also an effective advocate for their protection.


    The walk is limited to 10 participants. Participants will drive their own vehicles and park along the road to the various walk sites. Please bring your own lunchwater, a hat, sun screen and bug repellant. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the walks may have some special requirements to keep participants safe.


    PLEASE NOTE: Your place will not be reserved without payment. Be sure your transaction is completed when you sign up. Once paid, you will get confirmation emails from the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Registration is first come / first serve.


    Schedule:

    12:30 pm - 12:50 pm:  Check in

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Butterfly Walk

    Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is at 33104 NW 192nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL (Map). Cost is $25 for Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve members and $32 for non-members. (Become a Friends member by clicking here.) A $4 per vehicle entry fee is also required and must be paid at the gate when you enter the park.


    Questions or need help with your registration? Please email us at info@kissimmeeprairiefriends.org. (Include your phone number if you would like a call and please be patient, we are all volunteers!)


    Fitness Requirements: Ability to walk on uneven ground in the prairie. Your registration implies you agree to this waiver of liability. (you will be checked in without the need to sign anything)


    Cancellation/refund policy: Cancellations must be made by Sept 12th, 2021 for a refund.

    This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, Inc. was formed in 2011 to work for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of and in the best interest of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. The Friends is a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and relies on membership fees and private donations to pursue activities on behalf of the Preserve.

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    • 0
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    9:30 am, Saturday, October 16th

    2021 Summer Wildflower Walk 


    Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve are pleased to invite you to join ecologist/educator and author Craig Huegel, Ph.D. who will be leading fall wildflower walks at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, on October 16th and 17th, 2021. Craig has written several books on native plants and wildlife, and writes a blog dedicated to Florida wildflowers. This is a very popular annual event which usually sells out.


    Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, each walk (Sat. AM, Sat. PM, and Sun. AM) is limited to only 13 participants. Participants will drive their own vehicles and park along the road at the various walk sites. Please bring your own lunchwater, a hat, sun screen and bug repellant.


    PLEASE NOTE: Your place will not be reserved without payment. Be sure your transaction is completed when you sign up. Once paid, you will get confirmation emails from the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Registration is first come / first serve. 


    Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is at 33104 NW 192nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL (Map). Cost is $26 for Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve members. (Become a Friends member by clicking here.) and $36 for non-members. A $4 per vehicle entry fee is also required and must be paid at the gate when you enter the park.


    Questions or need help with your registration? Please email us at info@kissimmeeprairiefriends.org. (Include your phone number if you would like a call and please be patient, we are all volunteers!)


    Saturday Schedule:
    9:10 am - 9:25 am:  CHECK IN for the morning wildflower walk.
    9:30 am - 11:30 am:  Limit: 13


    12:40 pm - 12:55 pm: CHECK IN for the afternoon wildflower walk.

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Limit: 13


    Sunday Schedule:
    9:10 am - 9:25 am:  CHECK IN for the morning wildflower walk.
    9:30 am - 11:30 am:  Limit: 13


    Fitness Requirements: Ability to walk on uneven ground in the prairie. Your registration implies you agree to this waiver of liability. (you will be checked in without the need to sign anything for safety)


    Cancellation/refund policy: Cancellations must be made by October 2nd, 2021 for a refund.


    The Wildflower Walks are fundraising events for the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed in 2011 to work for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of and in the best interest of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Thank you for your support!

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    • 7
    Register

    1:00 pm, Saturday, October 16th

    2021 Summer Wildflower Walk 


    Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve are pleased to invite you to join ecologist/educator and author Craig Huegel, Ph.D. who will be leading fall wildflower walks at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, on October 16th and 17th, 2021. Craig has written several books on native plants and wildlife, and writes a blog dedicated to Florida wildflowers. This is a very popular annual event which usually sells out.


    Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, each walk (Sat. AM, Sat. PM, and Sun. AM) is limited to only 13 participants. Participants will drive their own vehicles and park along the road at the various walk sites. Please bring your own lunchwater, a hat, sun screen and bug repellant.


    PLEASE NOTE: Your place will not be reserved without payment. Be sure your transaction is completed when you sign up. Once paid, you will get confirmation emails from the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Registration is first come / first serve. 


    Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is at 33104 NW 192nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL (Map). Cost is $26 for Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve members. (Become a Friends member by clicking here.) and $36 for non-members. A $4 per vehicle entry fee is also required and must be paid at the gate when you enter the park.


    Questions or need help with your registration? Please email us at info@kissimmeeprairiefriends.org. (Include your phone number if you would like a call and please be patient, we are all volunteers!)


    Saturday Schedule:
    9:10 am - 9:25 am:  CHECK IN for the morning wildflower walk.
    9:30 am - 11:30 am:  Limit: 13


    12:40 pm - 12:55 pm: CHECK IN for the afternoon wildflower walk.

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Limit: 13


    Sunday Schedule:
    9:10 am - 9:25 am:  CHECK IN for the morning wildflower walk.
    9:30 am - 11:30 am:  Limit: 13


    Fitness Requirements: Ability to walk on uneven ground in the prairie. Your registration implies you agree to this waiver of liability. (you will be checked in without the need to sign anything for safety)


    Cancellation/refund policy: Cancellations must be made by October 2nd, 2021 for a refund.


    The Wildflower Walks are fundraising events for the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed in 2011 to work for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of and in the best interest of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Thank you for your support!

    • 17 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    9:30 am, Sunday, October 17th

    2021 Summer Wildflower Walk 


    Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve are pleased to invite you to join ecologist/educator and author Craig Huegel, Ph.D. who will be leading fall wildflower walks at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, on October 16th and 17th, 2021. Craig has written several books on native plants and wildlife, and writes a blog dedicated to Florida wildflowers. This is a very popular annual event which usually sells out.


    Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, each walk (Sat. AM, Sat. PM, and Sun. AM) is limited to only 13 participants. Participants will drive their own vehicles and park along the road at the various walk sites. Please bring your own lunchwater, a hat, sun screen and bug repellant.


    PLEASE NOTE: Your place will not be reserved without payment. Be sure your transaction is completed when you sign up. Once paid, you will get confirmation emails from the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Registration is first come / first serve. 


    Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is at 33104 NW 192nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL (Map). Cost is $26 for Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve members. (Become a Friends member by clicking here.) and $36 for non-members. A $4 per vehicle entry fee is also required and must be paid at the gate when you enter the park.


    Questions or need help with your registration? Please email us at info@kissimmeeprairiefriends.org. (Include your phone number if you would like a call and please be patient, we are all volunteers!)


    Saturday Schedule:
    9:10 am - 9:25 am:  CHECK IN for the morning wildflower walk.
    9:30 am - 11:30 am:  Limit: 13


    12:40 pm - 12:55 pm: CHECK IN for the afternoon wildflower walk.

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Limit: 13


    Sunday Schedule:
    9:10 am - 9:25 am:  CHECK IN for the morning wildflower walk.
    9:30 am - 11:30 am:  Limit: 13


    Fitness Requirements: Ability to walk on uneven ground in the prairie. Your registration implies you agree to this waiver of liability. (you will be checked in without the need to sign anything for safety)


    Cancellation/refund policy: Cancellations must be made by October 2nd, 2021 for a refund.


    The Wildflower Walks are fundraising events for the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed in 2011 to work for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of and in the best interest of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Thank you for your support!

Past events

20 Jun 2021 8:30 AM SUNDAY - Summer Wildflower Walk with Craig Huegel
19 Jun 2021 8:30 AM SATURDAY - Summer Wildflower Walk with Craig Huegel
25 Apr 2021 9:30AM SUNDAY - Spring Wildflower Walk with Craig Huegel
24 Apr 2021 9:30AM SATURDAY Spring Wildflower Walk with Craig Huegel
20 Mar 2021 1:30PM - 2021 Spring Butterfly Walk with Linda Cooper
20 Mar 2021 10:30AM - 2021 Spring Butterfly Walk with Linda Cooper
25 Oct 2020 9:30AM - 2020 Members Fall Wildflower Walk with Craig Huegel
24 Oct 2020 1:30PM - 2020 Members Fall Wildflower Walk with Craig Huegel
24 Oct 2020 9:30AM - 2020 Members Fall Wildflower Walk with Craig Huegel
19 Oct 2019 1:30PM - 2019 Fall Wildflower Walk with Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel
19 Oct 2019 9:30AM - 2019 Fall Wildflower Walk with Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel
13 Jul 2019 8:30AM - 2019 Prairie Wildflower Walk with Craig Huegel
27 Apr 2019 1:30PM - 2019 Prairie Wildflower Walk with Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel
27 Apr 2019 9:30AM - 2019 Prairie Wildflower Walk with Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel
03 Nov 2018 1:30PM - 2018 Fall Wildflower Walk with Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel
03 Nov 2018 9:30AM - 2018 Fall Wildflower Walk with Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel
22 Apr 2018 Prairie Birding Adventure with David Simpson - 2:00 p.m.
22 Apr 2018 Prairie Birding Adventure with David Simpson - 8:30 a.m.
21 Apr 2018 1:30PM - 2018 Prairie Wildflower Walk with Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel
21 Apr 2018 9:30AM - 2018 Prairie Wildflower Walk with Roger Hammer & Craig Huegel
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