Media Contact: Dolly Cummings
Family Naturalist Program starts at Camp Bayou
It's time again to learn about the wildlife in our community and, specifically, to see how the Camp Bayou critters are doing since last season. Each week's focus is on a particular theme, with a short classroom portion, a longer hands-on segment and a example stewardship activity which everyone can do.
Program is free and it is not necessary to register although it is appreciated. Call Dolly at 813-363-5438 for more information.
Program begins promptly at 9:30am on the following Saturdays: Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. Camp Bayou is a partnership between the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation.
Visit our website at http://www.campbayou.org/ .
Family Naturalist ProgramSchedule of activitiesAll activities begin at 9:30amSaturday, October 13, 2007Introduction- What is a Naturalist?Butterfly inventoryService project- weeding habitatSaturday, October 20, 2007What is a Biological Indicator?Aquatic Invertebrate countService Project- trash pickupSaturday, October 27, 2007What is a Keystone Species?Gopher Tortoise burrow huntService Project- signsSaturday, November 3, 2007What is Biodiversity?Natives in the landscape- grow your ownService Project- non-native plant removal
Resources and activities will be listed on-line at
Plus, group web journal to post your observations.
Program repeats in January, April, July and October.