Take a guided butterfly tour on bicycle Sept. 14

August 28, 2014

americanpaintedladyHosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county.

Guide: MaryAnn Friedman. Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This tour offers a view of the local flora and fauna by bike along paved trails around the Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus. The adventure tour will begin at the famous native plant trail created by the Florida Master Gardeners. The time of this tour is during one of the peak times for blooming flowers and trees in Florida. Search and identify adult butterflies and caterpillars with a butterfly and native plant expert. Collection of plants or insects will NOT be tolerated, however, a net may be used during the tour to study and release insects. Please carry water, small camera, and close-focusing binoculars. Wear bike helmet, sunglasses, sun screen and close-toed shoes. Insect repellent, long pants and socks are recommended. Biking will be light to moderate exercise. We may walk into wooded areas where there could be thorny plants, ticks and mosquitoes.

Bicycles will NOT be provided. Bicycles may be rented through Blackbeard Bike Rental (please inquire for more details)

Space is limited to 12 participants (adults only for safety precautions). Minimum of 5 required Location: Meet at NWFSC South Walton campus with bicycle.

Space is limited to 10 participants (adults only for safety precautions). Minimum of 5 required. Fee: $20

Click here to learn more, then call to reserve your space at 850-200-4160.