Celebrate the Orlando area wetlands and it’s wildlife during the 15th Annual Orlando Wetlands Festival on Saturday, February 21, at Fort Christmas Park.
Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes, and, the Florida Trail Association will be providing wilderness hikes. Guided photo hikes will also be available and led by professional nature and wildlife photographers.
If walking’s not your thing, guided bus tours will travel along the wetland berms, giving riders a chance to experience firsthand, Florida’s wild wetlands. Hay rides will also give riders a chance to relax and take in the scenery.
In addition to the tours, there will be bird-banding and mist-netting demonstrations, as well as, live music by Homer Stiles and magical comedy provided by Brian Staron. Families will also get opportunities to see live animals such as alligators, snakes, and birds.