Wildflower festival to take place this weekend

October 24, 2013 by  

The Fall Wildflower Festival will be celebrated at the Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs near Largo this weekend. It is being sponsored by the Friends of the Brooker Creek Preserve, which is among the groups likely to be calling upon local poster printing services so that families know about the event, which is free and offers many activities for both children and adults.

Among the many events at the Festival will be honeybee observation hives, a walk-through tent with more than 250 live butterflies, wildflowers for sale and, new this year, a learning craft area for children. There will also be two presentations for children at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. An opportunity to walk through the trails in the Preserve and see the wildflowers in bloom will be made available by means of a wildflower scavenger hunt.

There will also be various hour-long presentations on wildflowers in the auditorium. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, brownies, and cookies will be provided by Orange Blossom Catering and will be available for sale.

The Booker Creek Preserve is 8,700 acres in size and is the largest natural area in Pinellas County. It protects a significant portion of the Brooker Creek Watershed and consists of pine flatwoods and forested wetlands. It also serves as a refuge for flora and fauna native to the area and has a complex of hiking and equestrian trails so that visitors can explore the natural beauty of the area.

All of this can be explored this Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.