15th Annual Orlando Wetlands Festival Returns to Fort Christmas Park February 21, 2015

 15th Annual Orlando Wetlands Festival

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.

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Take the Family to this Weekend’s Orlando Wetland Festival

Looking for a fun event to get the family outdoors this weekend?

Grab the kids and head over to Fort Christmas Park on the east side of the city for the Orlando Wetlands Park Festival.

Sponsored by the City of Orlando, Orange Audubon Society, PBSJ and Orange County Parks and Recreation, the event will feature bird watching excursions, nature photo shoots, native plant identification hikes, wilderness hikes and hay rides.

There will also be bird banding and mist-netting demonstrations, tree giveaways, door prizes and live folk music.

The event is this Saturday, February 19, from 9am until 3pm, and is free to attend. Fort Christmas Park is located at 1300 Fort Christmas Road in Christmas, FL.

For more information call Orlando Wetlands Park at 407-568-1706.

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