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Polk’s Nature Discovery Center closed for Easter, offers FREE programs for April
Polk’s Nature Discovery Center closed for Easter, offers FREE programs for April

Polk County, FL -- Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve will host several nature-based programs through April.

All activities are free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Here's what's going on this weekend.

Thursday, April 14

Green Horizon Land Trust Acquiring and Preserving Unique Ridge Land

Time:  6:30 – 8 p.m.

The Sierra Club presents: Green Horizon Land Trust (GH) is a uniquely Central Florida 'nature conservancy’.  This organization has acquired and protected many small (and not so small!) parcels of very rare and special ridge lands.

GH Secretary Robert Connor, will speak about the natural history of the Ridge, the endemic species that live there, the mission of the Trust, its many accomplishments, and the current projects and immediate goals.

The covered dish dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.  – bring a dish to share, utensils and a drink.

The program starts at 7:15 p.m. 

Saturday, April 16 

Butterflies of Circle B. Learn about the butterflies found in Circle B Bar Reserve, and join the experts Buck & Linda Cooper on a hike in search of some of these species. Hike along Lost Bridge Trail, then take a tram ride to the west side of the property for another short hike.

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Go to http://www.lakeregionaudubon.org/reservations5.html to reserve a spot for this activity. 

Sunday, April 17

Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

Time: 1 – 3 p.m. 

Requires sign up.

Tour the Banana Creek Marsh with guides who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. Limited to 24 guests.

Nature Tour sign-ups begin on the 1st of each month.

Space is limited, sign up at the reception desk.

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