Orlando Wetlands Festival 2015

November 5, 2014 by  
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Come and enjoy the Orlando Wetlands Festival on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 9am-3pm at Fort Christmas Park.

The Orlando Wetlands Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the Orlando Wetlands Park, the City’s 1,650 acre wetland oasis. The event is sponsored by: City of Orlando, Orange Audubon Society, and Orange County Parks and Recreation.

On February 21, 2014, come and experience this unique wetland treatment system with the entire family. Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes; while, the Florida Trail Association will be providing wilderness hikes. Guided photo hikes will also be available and led by professional nature and wildlife photographers.

For those who like to sit and ride, guided bus tours will travel along the wetland berms, giving riders a chance to experience firsthand, Florida’s wild wetlands. Hay rides will also give riders a chance to relax and take in the scenery.

In addition to the numerous guided tours, there will be bird-banding and mist-netting demonstrations, as well as live music by Homer Stiles and magical comedy provided by Brian Staron.

Featured in the various wildlife shows, many different live animals will be present such as alligators, snakes, birds and many others. Also, the City’s Families, Parks and Recreation Department will be giving away free backyard trees in celebration of Arbor Day. There will be many interactive children’s activities (like Out-On-A-Limb kids tree climbing), bounce houses and much more!

So bring the whole family and invite your friends and neighbors to this fun, free educational festival. Bring your cameras, and prepare for an adventure in the wilderness.

Please leave your pets at home; there are wild animals. Food will be available for purchase. Free admission and free door prizes!

For more information: call Orlando Wetlands Park 407.568.1706.

Event Website: cityoforlando.net/wetlands

Directions: To get to the Park, take S.R. 50 to Christmas, Florida. Turn north onto 420, Ft. Christmas Rd. Continue north 1.8 miles. Fort Christmas Park will be on your left. Free parking will be located on your right across from Fort Christmas Park. The address is 1300 North Fort Christmas Road, Christmas, FL 32709.

2014 Orlando Wetlands Festival

November 29, 2013 by  
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The City of Orlando, Orange Audubon Society and Orange County Parks and Recreation Department have teamed up to present an event promoted as the ‘Best Wetlands Festival in the United States’. In addition to workshops, field trips and other bird-related activities, this year the event will feature comedy and magic by renowned magician Brian Staron. For more information visit Friends of the Orlando Wetlands Website or www.facebook.com/OrlandoWetlands

Date: 15 February 2014
Time: 9am-3pm
Venue: Fort Christmas Historical Park
City: Christmas
State: Florida
Country: United States

Orlando Wetlands Festival 2013

December 7, 2012 by  
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Join fellow birding and nature enthusiasts at the 13th annual Orlando Wetlands Festival where the Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes, while the Florida Trail Association will conduct wilderness hikes. Professional nature and wildlife photographers will be leading guided photo hikes. Guided bus tours and hayrides are other options for exploring this spectacular area. Bird-banding and net-misting demonstrations, along with wildlife shows, live music and children’s interactive activities will keep the whole family occupied. Collect your free backyard tree from the City’s Families, Park and Recreation Department in celebration of Arbor day. For more information visit www.orlandowetlands.org or the City of Orlando’s Website.

Date: 16 February 2013
Times: 9am-3pm
Venue: Fort Christmas Historical Park
City: Orlando
Country: United States

All Exotic Bird Expo in Orlando

December 6, 2010 by  
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The Exotic Bird Society of America will be hosting an event in Orlando, Florida on 16 January 2011. An abundance of birds and bird related items will be available, along with interesting seminars and trick bird shows. Admission is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for nonmembers.

Date: 16 January 2011
Venue: Central Florida Fairgrounds
City: Orlando
State: Florida
Country: United States of America

Fun at the Orlando Wetlands Park Festival

December 24, 2007 by  
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The 8th annual Orlando Wetlands Festival, which is scheduled to take place on 23 February 2008 at the Orlando Wetlands Park, is organized by the City of Orlando and the Orange Audubon Society as a joint venture. This popular event is a celebration of flora and fauna, with the emphasis on the prolific birdlife that is present in the wetlands, including migratory birds using the area as a stop-over point.

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