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Reservations Required: reserve your spot by emailing  


A nature-based fundraising hike series!

Description: This series of four hikes will take place in beautiful areas tucked away within Brooker Creek Preserve in sites that are closed to the public. Our guide, Dr. Craig Huegel, a Wildlife Ecologist with St. Petersburg College, can identify everything, from the tiniest moss to the tallest tree including animal prints, bird calls, lichens, and more. He is full of stories and very patient in answering questions. The hikes will be not only educational, but a lot of fun as well! The hikes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and be about 3-4 hours long. Bring
water and lunch.

Cost:  $80 donation for the series or $25 donation per hike. There is a 10% discount for members of Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve. 

Sites Off the Beaten Path:

Jan. 8, 2017 - Swamp Stomp – Located in the central part of the preserve, this site features orchids, ferns, and epiphytes. Plan to get wet, really wet, as we plunge into the depths of the swamp!

April 2, 2017 – Sandhill Scramble – The only true sandhills of Brooker Creek Preserve. This site is in the northern end of the preserve and will feature an abundance of spring wildflowers.

July 9, 2017 Interior Wildlands  – We will be in parts of the Preserve so remote that cell phones won’t work, areas so pretty you won’t believe you are in Pinellas County!

Oct. 8, 2017 – In Search of the Catesby’s Lily – Located in the eastern part of the preserve, we will search for the endangered Catesby’s Lily. In so doing, we will see a profusion of beautiful fall wildflowers in full bloom.


Reservations Required: Sign up early! Only 20 spots are open for these fabulous hikes off the beaten path! 

Questions or to reserve your spot: or 727-934-2680. 


Have questions about Off the Beaten Path (Donation Requested- See Below)? Contact Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension

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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center
3940 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688


Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension

Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education 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 and cultural history of the area in order to demonstrate the balance between our needs and the needs of natural Florida. For more information please call (727) 453-6800.


CENTER HOURS: Thursday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NEW! Sunday 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.


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