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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Myakka River State Park Birdwalk Returns

Nov 21, 2011 10:52AM

The Volunteer Bird Naturalists of Friends of Myakka River return for their 13th season at Myakka River State Park’s Birdwalk, running now through mid-April, 2012.

The birding volunteers share their spotting scopes, field guides, photographs and expertise with visitors who flock to the Birdwalk, a boardwalk and observation platform located at the Park’s Upper Lake that offers unobstructed views of the lake, its birds, alligators and other wildlife.

The Friends of Myakka River is a non-profit community organization dedicated to protect, preserve and support Myakka River State Park and the Florida Wild and Scenic Myakka River. The Friends are also dedicated to environmental education, especially helping Floridians and Florida visitors appreciate the unique beauty and needs of one of Florida’s most significant natural resources, the Myakka Island.

Myakka River State Park is nine miles east of Interstate 75 on State Road 72. Park admission is $6.00 per vehicle. For information on hours available for the Birdwalk tours call the Park’s Ranger Station at 941-361-6511.

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