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Elliott Key Botany Walk

Explore Elliott Key with a National Park Botanist

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Saturday, March 30th

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Plant walk on Elliott Key

Slow walk on an uneven trail

Learn much more than just how to identify the plants of the hardwood hammock!

Afterward, the park will be open until 9:00 for the “Meet the Artists” reception for “Pollinators,” a show of 30 beautiful drawings of plants and the animals that pollinate them by the Tropical Botanic Artists collective.

 

Explore Elliott Key with a National Park Botanist

On Saturday, March 30th, join National Park Service botanist, Brooke Shamblin, for a boat cruise and plant walk on Elliott Key. This is a rare opportunity for those without their own boats to visit the park’s largest island with a knowledgeable naturalist to look at plants of the shoreline and hardwood hammock. This will be a slow walk through the Key’s flora on a flat but uneven trail. Be prepared for predicted weather, including sunblock, hat, sunglasses, drinking water and insect repellent.

Not interested in learning about plants? You can break off from the group and explore Elliott Key on your own.

Boat departs from Dante Fascell Visitor Center at 2:00 PM with 1 1/2 hours on the island.

Afterward, the park grounds at Convoy Point will be open until 9:00 for the “Meet the Artists” reception for “Pollinators,” a show of 30 beautiful drawings of plants and the animals that pollinate them by the Tropical Botanic Artists collective. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy YOUR national park!