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The Life of a Gopher Tortoise

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

St. Petersburg, FL

The Life of a Gopher Tortoise

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Weedon Island Preserve is home to one of the three largest remaining gopher tortoise populations in Pinellas County.  George L. Heinrich of Heinrich Ecological Services will introduce the important role played by this keystone species during this family-oriented program.  A PowerPoint presentation will be followed by an interpretive hike on the preserve’s trails.  Participants will have an opportunity to search for this threatened species, view their burrows, and examine forage species.

 

Recommended for All Ages.

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Weedon Island

St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)


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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension

Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other. For more information please call (727) 453-6500.

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