Field trips are on a first come first serve basis. Interested parties can sign up for tours at festival grounds on the day of the festival. No reservations accepted.
Bear Country Field Trips
9:30 A.M., 10:30 A.M., 11:30 A.M., 12:30 P.M., 1:30 P.M.
Join us for a two-hour field trip conducted by the U. S. Forest Service to the Ocala National Forest to learn about bear habitat. Field trips are by bus and include a moderate hike to a site where Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists will provide participants with interactive lessons about bear biology, behavior, and management. Biologists will also talk about other Florida native wildlife species.
For more information about the Ocala National Forest and Black Bears please visit:
Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway tour
Take an exciting tour along the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway and experience "Springs and Recreation on the Byway" with stops at the Yearling Trail, Wildcat Lake and Pittman Visitor’s Center. Each stop will feature special ecological occurrences in Florida’s aquatic ecosystem. The tour will also visit a Byway kiosk as well as a visit to see scrub jays and their habitat. All ages are welcome!
The Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway runs through the heart of Florida black bear habitat. It also connects Silver Springs with the city of Ormond Beach and traverses some of Florida's most pristine ecosystems such as the Big scrub, the world's largst scrub forest. The Byway also provides access to a wide array of public lands, including the Ocala National Forest.
For more information about the Byway, visit www.FloridaBlackBearScenicByway.org
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