NatureScope Calendar Fall-Winter 2019

September 01, 2019 - December 20, 2019
For information on programs or to schedule field trips, please call (904) 573-2498 or email
Come join our Park Naturalist for NatureScope Fall-Winter 2019 Events!
View the NatureScope Calendar Fall-Winter 2019

Indoor Programs

Adult Nature Study

This program is for ages eighteen (18) years old and older and combines a topical discussion held indoors, followed by an easy nature walk outdoors.

Bat Basics

We’ll separate myth from fact regarding these unique flying mammals and discuss their importance in nature. Nonliving specimens will be included.


Learn about the special birds known as raptors by viewing replica skulls and talons.

Marine Mammals

Florida’s manatees, Bottlenose Dolphins and the endangered Right Whale are the focus of this program.

Outdoor Programs 

Bike Hikes

Join these leisurely nature - based rides along the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rails to Trails. Bring your own bikes.  Riders age 16 and under must wear helmets.  Meet at Camp Milton Historic Preserve Parking Lot, 1175 Halsema Road N.

Beach Walk and Talk

Set out on a guided tour of Huguenot Memorial Park and portions of the Great Florida Birding Trail. There is a fee to enter this park.

Discovery Walk

Join a parks naturalist for a leisurely walk highlighting our preserves.

Autumn Amble

Let’s take a walk in the park and observe the changes autumn brings.

Hike into History

Join a parks naturalist for a walk and learn about the area’s Civil War history.

Trail Walk

Leisurely explore various trails in Northeast Florida with a guided tour.

Guided Walk

Join us for a leisurely guided walk on the Tower Trail.

Wildflower Walk

Join a parks naturalist as we seek out seasonal wildflowers.

Winter Walk

Enjoy an easy seasonal walk at one of our preserves guided by a parks naturalist.

Outdoor programs are presented weather permitting.
Please note that programs may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.


Beach and Peach Urban Park +  10013 Anders Blvd.  (Meet in parking lot)
Blue Cypress Park  4012 University Blvd. (Meet at fishing pier)       
Castaway Island Preserve   2921 San Pablo Road S.  (Meet at Education Bldg)
Camp Milton Historic Preserve  1225 Halsema Road N.  (Meet at Education Bldg)      
Cedar Point Preserve * +  7116 Cedar Point Road  (Meet in parking lot)
Dutton Island Preserve Expansion * +  783 Dutton Island Drive  (Meet in parking lot)
Huguenot Memorial Park * $  10980 Heckscher Drive  (Meet at Nature Center)
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park * $  500 Wonderwood Drive  (Meet as directed)
Julington-Durbin Preserve * +  13200 Bartram Park Blvd.  (Meet at trailhead)
Losco Regional Park *  10851 Hood Road S.  (Meet at trailhead)
McGirts Creek Preserve *  8435 118th Street  (Meet at first soccer pavilion)
Palmetto Leaves Regional Park *  13799 Old St. Augustine Rd.  (South Entrance)
Reddie Point Preserve * +  4499 Yachtsman Way  (Meet at pavilion next to pier)
Ribault River Preserve +  2601 Ribault Scenic Drive (Meet in parking lot)
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rails to Trails  1225 Halsema Road N.  (Meet in parking lot)
Sal Taylor Creek Preserve *  5873 Nathan Hale Road  (Meet at pavilion)
Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park *  7000 Roosevelt Blvd.  (Meet at Nature Center)
Terrain may not be suitable for strollers *
Restroom may not be available +
Fee required to enter the park $