The Orlando Wetlands Festival returns February 17, 2018, to highlight the Orlando Wetlands Park, the City’s 1,650 acre water reclamation wetland.
Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Friends of the Orlando Wetlands will lead wetland exploration hikes and the Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes.
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.
The Orlando Wetlands Festival is a fun event that showcases our city’s area wetlands, wild animals and plants. It will take place at Fort Christmas Historical Park in Christmas on Saturday, February 15.
Guided hikes will be led by The Florida Native Plant Society, and the Florida Trail Association. There will also be guided bus tours, and hay rides, as well as bird-banding and mist-netting demonstrations.
Tom MacCubbin from the Better Lawns & Gardens radio show will be appearing, as will the Talako Indian Dancers.
This free event takes place from 9am to 3pm. Fort Christmas Historical Park is located 1300 Fort Christmas Road in the town of Christmas.
For more information, visit cityoforlando.net/wetlands.