The Twelfth Annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival, located in the subtropical Florida Keys, is scheduled for September 22 through 26, 2010 and will be anchored at Curry Hammock State Park, MM 56.2, Marathon, FL.

Additional information is available by calling Jim Bell at the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor Center at 305-872-0774 or Curry Hammock State Park at 305-289-2690. Register by calling Bruce Horn at 305-852-4486 or emailing Bruce Horn at bruce@fkwbc.org.

Guided Ecotour of Torchwood Hammock Preserve

MM 28 Oceanside, Follow Pirates Rd South to bend on Little Torch Key
Wednesday 9 am Free with $10 Registration
Join The Nature Conservancy’s Alison Higgins for a guided ecotour of their Torchwood Hammock Preserve. Over 100 species of plants and a multitude of birds and other species call this secluded preserve home. Come join a limited number of people in an entertaining walk through this endangered habitat. Wear clothes for hiking and bring some water.

Hammock Walk

Curry Hammock State Park Nature Trail, MM 56.2 bayside
Wednesday 10 am Leader: Lance Romance
Free with $10 Registration Join a Curry Hammock State Park Ranger for a walk through the hammock, focusing on the difficulty of surviving in such a seemingly lush place.

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