DUNEDIN - The Florida Park Service invites the community to take a ranger guided walk. Honeymoon Island is home to a variety of wildlife providing visitors with an excellent opportunity to see many species of birds including Ospreys and Great Horned Owls. Gopher tortoises are a common sight on the trail as well as snakes which both play a significant role in the ecosystem. Join a ranger to learn more about the wildlife and plants that reside in one of the few remaining natural habitats in Florida. Rangers will also share information on the role of the Florida Park Service in protecting and preserving . . . the Real Florida.
Walks are offered every Saturday, at 11 a.m., from November through March. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and may want to bring a pair of binoculars and a field guide and can meet the Ranger at the head of the Nature Trail.
This is a free service to the public; however, visitors will be required to pay the regular park entrance fee of $5 per carload from two to eight people, $3 for one person in a car, and $1 per person for individual entries and walkers or bicyclists.
Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility, and are working to improve access to services and facilities. If you need assistance to enable your full participation, please contact Honeymoon Island State Park at (727) 469-5942. The park is located approximately 6 miles west of US 19, 35 minutes west of Tampa on SR 586 (Curlew Road). For more information visit www.floridastateparks.org.
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