“Safari” Brochures and Walks Explore Plants and Animals at Wildflower Preserve

March 16, 2014

News, Wildflower Preserve

Three new “safari” brochures are now available that describe plants and animals that visitors may see in the various habitats (uplands, freshwater wetlands, and estuarine) at Wildflower Preserve.  Each of the three brochures features 25 species with photos and brief descriptions.  The idea behind the “safari” theme is that travelers on a safari “hunt” for and take note of the species they see.  Similarly, checkboxes next to each species in the safari brochures allow preserve visitors to mark the species they observe.

Content for the brochures was developed by the naturalists at Wildflower Preserve with input provided by teacher ReAnne Montwheler and her students at L.A. Ainger Middle School.

Funding for the brochures and for hands-on safari walk supplies (including nets, display vials, sorting trays, forceps, and buckets) was provided by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program through their Public Outreach Grant program.

L.A. Ainger "student guides" Hailee Roderick and Jeff Hughes collect samples with naturalists Dave Clayton and Bob Cooper

L.A. Ainger “student guides” Hailee Roderick and Jeff Hughes collect samples with naturalists Dave Clayton and Bob Cooper

Periodically, our naturalists will use the new brochures and supplies for guided “safari” trail walks into the various preserve habitats.  We anticipate hosting special walks tailored for L.A.  Ainger students and selected students are training to work with our naturalists as “student guides”.

Copies of the brochures are also be available at the Wildflower Preserve entry kiosk or by downloading the files usimg the links below.

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