ARTHUR R. MARSHALL LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS        May 2017

Twilight Everglades Tour

Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. - Full Moon
Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. - New Moon

Meet at the Visitor Center for a guided twilight tour of the Everglades. Wear long-sleeved shirt, long pants, good walking shoes with closed toes and heels, and bring a jacket, water, a good flashlight and bug spray. You might also like to bring a hat. Must be 18 years or older because it is still alligator mating season!

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Guided Bird, Butterfly and Wildflower Walk

Every Friday, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Join our volunteer naturalist for an early morning nature walk and see how many birds and other critters you can spot. Learn about our migratory and year-round residents of the Refuge and their habitat. Your guide will discuss the marsh ecology, answer your questions and identify the birds, butterflies, plants, reptiles and anything else you might find along the way. Meet in the Marsh Trail parking lot.

Tram Tours of the Marsh

Every Monday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. except May 16 (10:00 a.m. only)
Every Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Every Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 & 27, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Take a Tram tour of the marsh with our volunteer naturalist, who will take you from the Visitor Center to the boat ramp to the LILA impoundments, then back through the C10 impoundment and the Marsh Trail, across to the Arthur R. Marshall kiosk and back to the Visitor Center. Your guide will talk about the Refuge, its birds and other wildlife, the ongoing research in the mini-Everglades impoundments of LILA, and answer all your questions in the comfort of your shaded electric tram.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Guided Canoe Trips

Saturday, May 6 & 20, 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Meet at the Lee Road Boat Ramp to enjoy a beautiful canoe tour through a portion of the Refuge interior. You may rent a canoe for $35 from Loxahatchee Canoeing or bring your own. (One canoe seats 2 to 3 people.)

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303.

Enjoy this 3-minute video made on the canoe trail: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW49VXaOvGU&feature=related

Full Moon Guided Canoe Trips

Saturday, May 6, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 9, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Meet at the Lee Road Boat Ramp to enjoy a guided moonlight canoe tour through a portion of the Refuge interior. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants and bring a flashlight and bug spray.

Canoe rental from Loxahatchee Canoeing is $35; you may not bring your own. (One canoe seats 2 to 3 people.)

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - PLEASE CALL LOXAHATCHEE CANOEING at 561-733-0192.

*** Programs subject to change, for more information on any of the activities and programs, please call the Visitor Center at (561) 734-8303.

Events are listed on the Friends website at www.loxahatcheefriends.com/events/events.shtml

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