Our first 2008 FMNP Central West Regional Workshop is Saturday, February 9 at Weedon Island Preserve in
. It will be hosted by the Pinellas County FMNP Chapter and we hope that you can join us. St. Petersburg
We have an exciting day planned for all of our regional graduates and their guests at this beautiful coastal preserve that is chuck-full of
history. http://www.weedonislandcenter.org/ Florida
Saturday, February 9
10:00 -10:30 Welcome and Introduction to
Preserve Weedon Island
10:30 -11:00 Lost Tribes Film
11:00 -11:30 Break & Fun Mixer Activity
11:30 -12:30 Bird ID, Behaviors & Adaptations Program
by FMNP Pinellas Graduates Tom & Lindsay Bell
12:30 -1:30 Potluck Lunch with Another Mixer Activity
bring your favorite covered dish to share
Discussion of Regional Topics & Field Trip Ideas
1:30-3:30 Weedon Exploration Guided Hike
3:30-3:31 Wrap-up & Thank You
We will be having a potluck lunch, so bring your favorite dish to share. There are electrical outlets if you need to keep your food warm. To be more environmentally sustainable, please bring a non-disposable cup, plate and eating utensils. We will supply drinks and napkins.
We will be hiking on pretty smooth surfaces, but this is a natural preserve, so be sure to wear close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen, layered clothes in case it is cool, sunglasses, a hat, binoculars, field guides, etc.
Please RSVP to me by Wednesday, February 6. Also, forward this to all of your FMNP graduate friends in our region to make sure they received this. And instructors, please be sure to send this invitation to your graduates.
Gandy Blvd (US92/SR600 and also called Park Blvd or SR694 in western ) to Pinellas County San Martin Blvd
· Go south on
San Martin Blvd to Weedon Drive NE
· Turn east (left) on Weedon Drive NE and follow road into preserve
· Continue through preserve to the education center (on the east or left side of road)
· There is a very large parking lot with a building on the far sidepark here and go towards the back of the building to the entrance
· If you miss it and drive to the end of the preserve road, there is a fishing pierturn around and head back about .3 to .5 mile to the large education building
For additional directions to Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and
, call (727) 453-6500 Natural History Center
We look forward to seeing you at Weedon next monthremember to RSVP by 2/6!
Jeanne & The Pinellas Chapter FMNP
Wildlife Biologist/Extension Education Coordinator
Florida Master Naturalist Instructor