Lovers Key State Park Announces June Schedule

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Lovers Key State Park will present weekly programs on park history and wildlife throughout the month of June. From a program called Savvy Sea Turtles to a lesson about the local alligators, Lovers Key has the nature lover covered next month. Here’s the full schedule.

Wednesday, June 1st at 10:30 a.m.
Savvy Sea Turtles
Program is free with paid park entry
Join a park naturalist for an introduction to sea turtles, our savvy summer residents. Learn what sea turtles like to eat, where they live, and what you can do to help keep them safe on and off the beach. Space is limited; reservations required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Friday, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m.
Sea Turtle Nest Walk
Program is free with paid park entry
Join a park ranger for a guided sea turtle nest walk on the beach at Lovers Key. We will hike to one of our current nests and discuss the ins and outs of nesting season, including nest anatomy, threats to nests, and how you can help keep the beach safe for sea turtles during nesting season. We will not be touching the nest at any time during the walk, only observing. Space is limited; reservations required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m.
World Oceans Day Wading Trip
Program is free with paid park entry
Join a park ranger for a special World Oceans Day wading trip into our seagrass flats. With a dip net in hand, you’ll discover the creatures that call the seagrass their home, discuss their anatomy, diet, and unique adaptations, as well as learn how you can help protect this vital ecosystem. Participants should be prepared to spend time in the water. Space is limited; reservations are required. Visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Saturday, June 11th at 10:30 a.m.
Walk on the Wild Side
Program is free with paid park entry
Join a park ranger for a guided hike along our Black Island Trail. Learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in our maritime hammock ecosystem, explore our native butterfly garden, and enjoy a little local history along the way. Closed toe shoes, bug spray, and water bottles are highly recommended. Space is limited; reservations are required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, June 15th at 10:30 a.m.
All About Alligators
Program is free with paid park entry
Join a park naturalist to learn all about our local alligators. Discover why alligators are such integral members of our Southwest Florida ecosystems, what you can do to safely co-exist with them, and how you can help protect our state reptile. Space is limited; reservations are required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Friday, June 17th at 10:30 a.m.
Sea Turtle Nest Walk
Program is free with paid park entry
Join a park ranger for a guided sea turtle nest walk on the beach at Lovers Key. We will hike to one of our current nests and discuss the ins and outs of nesting season, including nest anatomy, threats to nests, and how you can help keep the beach safe for sea turtles during nesting season. We will not be touching the nest at any time during the walk, only observing. Space is limited; reservations required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, June 22nd at 10:30 a.m.
Sensational Sharks
Program is free with paid park entry
Join a park ranger for an interesting and informative lecture on sharks, the ocean’s most sensational residents. Discover why these awe-inspiring elasmobranchs are often misunderstood and feared by the public, what crucial role they play in our ecosystems, and what you can do to help protect them. Space is limited; reservations are required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Saturday, June 25th at 10:30 a.m.
Beach and Estuary Walk
Program is free with paid park entry
Join a park ranger for a leisurely walk over the estuary and along the beach to discover the natural treasures of the Lovers Key shoreline. Learn about seashells, crustaceans, starfish, and other creatures that can be found in our waters. Participants should be prepared to spend time in the water. Space is limited; reservations are required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, June 29th at 10:30 a.m.
Munchin’ Manatees
Program is free with paid park entry
Join a park naturalist for an interesting and informative lecture on our local, loveable manatees. Learn what these magnificent mammals are all about, and how you can help protect them. Space is limited; reservations are required. To register, visit www.LoversKey.Eventbrite.com.

 

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