I’m not sure if there is something in the air, but lately I have been sighting more nocturnal creatures (deer and armadillos) outside during the late mornings than I can remember.
It causes my mind to wonder if perhaps there’s a natural disaster on the way…knowing that their sharpened senses are 1000 times better than mine ever could be. Fortunately, that thought is quickly replaced with needs for bread and toilet paper and so my day continues. The amazing part about seeing these animals is realizing how many we share our space with…especially when you start to consider all the creatures we don’t get an opportunity to see.
So how do you know they are there…
Well this Friday, June 27 at 9:00 am there is a Wildlife Animal Tracking program taking place at the Picnic Area Pavilion in Faver-Dykes State Park.
There will be a brief discussion on the animals that live at Faver-Dykes, as well as the tracks you might get to see. Following that will be a short hike looking for animal tracks, a group conversation about what was found and ways you can tell what animals live in your neighborhood. The program will end with a craft making your own plaster of paris tracks to take home.
Afterwards feel free to enjoy all the that Favor Dykes has to offer: playground, picnicking, boat ramp, canoe rentals, fishing and hiking!
The cost is: $4 single occupant/ $5 vehicle up to 8
So grab your little and big kiddos and come get a breath of fresh air, while searching for wild things.
Participants may wish to bring cameras, water, sunscreen, bug repellant and comfortable walking shoes for the hike.
1000 Faver-Dykes Road St. Augustine, Florida 32086 (904) 794-0997