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Thursday 9/23/21 9am to 11am.
Florida is home to over 150 butterfly species. Join us for a stroll through Johnson Preserve to look for butterflies and learn to identify them.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
This is hosted by Manatee County Parks and Natural resources but I will be there to greet you also.
******* FYI no bathrooms available at this location (and Linger Lodge is still closed)
Gary and/or Les will be hosting this event. If you are new introduce yourself to the host so that they can help you get acquainted!!
This is a WALK at your OWN PACE type of walk. This walk has a fast group that takes about 45-50 minutes and a slower group that takes about 60-75 minutes to complete the walk. If you are just starting out, consider going to the top of the bridge and then wait for the group to come back, OR just turn around at the top (or anywhere YOU think is best) and meetup at O’Leary’s. The rest of the group will trickle in at O'Leary's, after the walk, at their own pace. MEET AT THE LEFT SIDE AS YOU ENTER O'LEARYS WALKWAY. THERE ARE SEVERAL SHADED PICNIC TABLES-
Meet at the Sailor Statue (Unconditional Surrender) for the start of the walk. Make some new friends and enjoy the sunset! Note the statue has recently been moved about 800 feet to the Southeast. It is still along the Marina parking lot, just in a different location. It is now in front of the Freedom Boat Club. (Also just to the left of the driveway into Marina Jack's)
This walk takes you along Venice Avenue to Venice Beach, then along the sidewalk to the Venice Jetty - it covers 3.8 miles roundtrip. After the walk feel free to pull up a lawn chair to socialize in the outdoor grass area by the gazebo - BYOR/S (bring your own refreshments/snacks).
Come out for an early walk on Siesta Key. NO NEED TO RUSH-GREAT WALK for slower and well as faster walkers. We will start at the main pavilion concession area and head north to Siesta Key Village for a stop at a new coffee shop- This time of year it heats up quickly so we are starting early!!