What we offer the community:
Educational Discussions: It’s our intention to offer monthly presentations that will cover a wide range of topics. We're also known to visit schools and groups to share information about local conservation efforts. Such topics may include animal species in our local area, the importance of protecting our trees and our waterways, biodiversity and our “green” open spaces.
Nature Outings: These outings are a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. Outings may include hiking, biking or kayaking. Sometimes we’ll team up with Audubon or the Sierra Club for adventures in our area.
Eco-Tours: Stay tuned for NPFOWL’s future eco-tours. Our first eco-tour included a narrated hike through Myakka State Forest and Warm Mineral Springs.
Volunteer Opportunities: Help us locate gopher tortoise burrows, or clean up Oaks Park, a park we've adopted, every 3-4 months or create wildlife friendly yards or be involved in future events. Please send us a message if you'd like to do any of the above and we'll work you into the program.
Did You Know? The reproductive rate for manatees is low. Manatees are not sexually mature until they are about five years old. It is believed that one calf is born every two to five years, and twins are rare. The gestation period is about a year. Mothers nurse their young for one to two years, during which time a calf remains dependent on its mother.
Did You Know? Eastern Screech-Owl pairs usually are monogamous and remain together for life. Some males, however, will mate with two different females. The second female may evict the first female, lay her own eggs in the nest, and incubate both clutches.