Not Yet On Sale

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park Sat Feb 24 2018

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

33104 Northwest 192nd Avenue

Okeechobee, FL 34972

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Effort/Distance: Moderate/Short

Cost: $4/car entrance fee

Please note that members of the Audubon Everglades local chapter have priority on this trip.

It always fills quickly, so, if you are not already a local member, consider becoming one in order to receive this priority. Go to the following web page for membership information:

http://www.auduboneverglades.org/membership/


This tour of Florida's endemic Dry Prairie ecosystem will be mostly from our cars but we'll stop periodically to look around and take a couple 100-yard hikes into the prairie where it will be weedy with some uneven ground. We'll also take one ¼-mile hike on a shell road to a slough. Those who cannot walk in any of these places can wait in their cars.


Audubon's Dr. Paul Gray, who has worked on the prairies for almost three decades will lead and narrate the trip through this region of rich natural and human history.

The dry prairie has more plant species per acre than any ecosystem in the United States. The Preserve also has the longest butterfly list in the state, due to the myriad plants. The most endangered bird in the continental US, the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, is barely hanging on here (we probably won't see one). And despite being only knee-high in stature, the prairie is an old growth ecosystem with some plants probably more than 5000 years old.

Leader: Paul Gray

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

33104 Northwest 192nd Avenue

Okeechobee, FL 34972

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved