If you really want a unique Florida experience, you must see alligators in the wild!
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve offerns many outdoor activities for the whole family including Alligator walks, canoeing, wildflower walks, and many educational activities.
Below is our select list of things to do this month at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, St. Pete, FL.
From the Friends of Boyd Hill Newsletter.
Find more at the official Boyd Hill website.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 -11:30am Slow, meditative, healthful movements for adults only. Cost: $3
PUDDLE JUMPERS (Formerly Jungle Boogie)
Wednesday, 9:30 - 11am
Drop-off Preschoolprogram. Spend morning outside exploring and learning. Dress for rain or shine! Cost: $5, Ages 3-4
NATURAL HISTORY SPEAKER SERIES: Destination: Tampa Bay
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7:30pm
Mr. Christopher A. Nichols introduces nativeplants and wildlife as well as where you can find them. Cost: FREE
TURTLE SCIENCE SERIES
"Gopher Tortoises + Prescribed Fire = Increased Biodiversity"
Saturday, Dec. 13, 9am - 2pm
Students will learn about the ecology and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles through classroom and field sessions. Cost: $250, Ages 11 - 15
JUNIOR GARDEN CLUB "Birds in Florida"
Saturday, Dec 13, 9:30 - 11:30am Kids learn about Florida gardening and participate in directed learning through crafts and activities related to the monthly topic. Registration ends a week before. Limited space, call ahead to reserve. 3130 31 St Street S. Cost: $5, Ages 8-12. Materials included.
Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 am - 4 pm
Step into a Victorian Christmas celebration for that oid-fashioned holiday feeling. There will be hay rides w/Santa, hand crafted holiday gifts,kids games,& more. 3130 31 St Street S. Cost: FREE ADMISSION Donations appreciated.
FAMILY CAMPOUT WEEKEND
Saturday, Dec. 13, 4pm
Join us for an overnight campout with hot dogs and s'morcs over the fire, a night hike, and pancake breakfast! Bring your own tent or bunk in our cabins. Perfect for first time campers and families. Cost: S10 per person for tent $15 per person for a cabin bunk
Sunday, Dec. 14, 11:30am
The American alligator, Florida's state reptile, calls our wetlands home. Cost: $3/$ 1.50
CANOE THE LAKESaturday, Dec. 20, 9 -11:30 am
A guided paddle to Lake Eli and back. Canoes and gear provided. Space is limited, please register & prepay by Dec. 13. Cost: $15 per person, 18 and up only.
Saturday, Dec. 27, 9:30am
Join us to sec what winter blooms there arc in the land of flowers. This walk is guided so you won't miss anything! Cost: $3/$ 1.50