Upcoming activities in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

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444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville Florida 32780
Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary
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February, 2016 EEL Enchanted Forest Events - 1
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February, 2016 EEL Enchanted Forest Events - 2
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Nocturnal hike in the Enchanted Forest.
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Homeschoolers programs in the Enchanted Forest
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Lunch with Nature programs in the Enchanted Forest
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Scout Workshops
Programs available for Scout advancements in the Enchanted Forest.
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For more information, please ask a staff member.

Enjoy a 45-minute guided, interpretive hike on the trails of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Please bring hat, water and walking shoes. No reservations needed. Groups of 5 or more, please RSVP.
For more information, please call 321-264-5185.

February, 2016

Wednesday, February 3rd
1:30pm - 3:00pm — Sanctuary School – Wilderness Survival

Homeschoolers ages 6-10 and their families will learn about wild edibles, where to find water, wilderness navigation, and more on how to survive in the Florida wild! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Saturday, February 6th
8:00am - 12:30pm — FLS Kayak Tour

Enjoy a free kayak tour of Fox Lake Sanctuary. Please meet at the Fox Lake Park boat ramp at 7:30am. Guests may bring their own kayak/canoe or a limited number of kayaks are available. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 3rd by calling 321.264.5185. Don't forget water and sunscreen!

Saturday, February 6th
6:15pm - 8:15pm — Nocturnal Nature Hike

Whhoooo... is ready for a nocturnal adventure? Join our Naturalists on a FREE night of discovery and exploration into the world of nocturnal critters! Spots limited. Call 321.264.5185. Please wear closed-toed shoes, pants, and bring a flashlight. PRINT & SHARE FLYER

Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, February 6th, 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 17th, 10:00am

The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for the environment! Come learn about the various volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, February 10th
10:00am – 10:45am — Nature Time for 2-3 Year Olds

January's theme is Rocks and Soils! We will read a story and do hands-on activities to explore dirt and the creatures that live in it! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Saturday, February 13th
10:00am - 11:00am — Yoga in Nature

Enjoy a traditional yoga class for all levels on the screened porch. Wear loose fitting clothes and do not eat an hour before class. Please bring water and a mat if you have one. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Wednesday, February 17th
12:00pm - 1:00pm — Lunch with Nature – "Florida Grasshopper Sparrows"

Bring a packed lunch and enjoy a special presentation on the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow by retired USDA-NRCS Rangeland Ecologist, Greg Hendricks.

Thursday, February 18th
6:30pm — Friends of the Enchanted Forest Meeting– "Everglades Restoration"

Enjoy a presentation by Thomas W. Dreschel, Ph.D. of the South Florida Water Management District and Senior Supervising Environmental Scientist of the Everglades Division. He will be discussing the current state of restoration projects in the Everglades. Light refreshments an short business meeting at 6:30pm, followed by the presentation.

Saturday, February 20th
9:00am - 11:00am — Photography Club

All levels of photographers welcome. View photographs and learn helpful tips. This program is free and reservations are not required.

Saturday, February 20th
2:00pm - 2:30pm — Reptile & Snake Presentation

Learn about some of the Enchanted Forest's reptile residents and meet a red rat snake!

Sunday, February 21st
2:00pm - 4:00pm — Forest Funday – Invasive Exotics

In honor of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, children and families are invited to learn about the invasive exotic species that threaten our native habitats in Florida between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. This includes species like Brazilian pepper, air potato, Mexican bromeliad weevil, and the Cuban tree frog.

Wednesday, February 24th
6:30pm - 8:30pm — FNPS Sea Rocket Chapter Meeting – "FNPS – How it Works"

Enjoy a presentation by Anne Cox, President of the FNPS. She will discuss how the Florida Native Plant Society works to educate the public on the importance of native plants and discuss the functions of the members and board members. Light refreshments served at 6:30pm, meeting and presentation will start at 7:00pm.


On November 7th, 10am - 3pm, we are having our annual Forest Festival. We greatly depend on volunteers to make this event wonderful. If you are available to help give hikes, with parking, or help run a hands-on activity please let me know.

Also, starting in November we will be holding a guide training series. It will be an 8 day course spread out through November and December on the flora and fauna of the Enchanted Forest. The purpose of the guide training is to train potential new guides to give fun, educational, and effective general hikes at the Enchanted Forest. I have attached the flyer for this program. Because spots are limited I am inviting our active volunteers now and then will be releasing the flyer to the general public in a week. If you are interested in attending please let me know.

— Sarah Kraum, Sanctuary Steward, sarah.kraum@brevardcounty.us

Current Program! - Ongoing

As explained in the attached PDF, Dr. Teresa Cooper is asking for some help with supplies. She will be speaking at the Sea Rocket June meeting (6/24) about this project. If you can help in any way contact Martha at tigerlily1953@aol.com or myself at brevcracker@gmail.com and we'll get it to Dr. Cooper. -- David Humphrey

Dr. Teresa Cooper is currently conducting research in the Enchanted Forest for the species Tillandsia utriculata.
Webmaster: Tillandsia utriculata, commonly known as the spreading airplant, is a species of bromeliad that is native to Florida and Georgia in the United States.

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE ENCHANTED FOREST A non-profit volunteer organization committed to assist the EEL Program with conservation of The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, and educate visitors about the unique geology and biodiversity at the sanctuary.

Information about volunteering or becoming a member of the Friends of The Enchanted Forest call 321-264-5192, visit www.nbbd.com/godo/ef or write: Friends of The Enchanted Forest 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville FL 32780


Visitors to the 471-acre Sanctuary experience wildlife observation and diverse plant life on over 4 miles of hiking trails. The Management & Education Center offers hands-on Exhibit Room, Discovery Room, gift shop, reference library and restrooms. There is an outdoor, open-air butterfly garden and the screened porch and amphitheatre provide venues for outdoor education.

Universal accessible amenities include an exterior covered porch, the Ancient Oak amphitheater, outdoor Butterfly Garden and a trail to a scenic overlook over the Addison Canal.

LOCATION Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL.

In south Titusville on SR 405 across the street from the Space Coast Executive Airport.

ENCHANTED FOREST HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays. 9:00am to 5:00 pm. - No pets, bikes or smoking in the Sanctuary.

Information: 321-264-5185 www.eelbrevard.com

Closed: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day,
Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

All activities (unless otherwise noted) will take place in the Enchanted Forest.
The Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary is located south of Titusville, FL on Route 405, 1/2 mile west of U.S. Route 1.


There are many opportunities for volunteering at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary; such as a Host, Interpretive Guide, Nature Center Monitor and other related activities. If you wish to be a part of this great program, or would like more information, please call us at 321-264-5185. Thank you.


Calling All Volunteers & Guides!


Hike desk, exhibit area and trail hosts are needed. Responsibilities include: greeting visitors at the center and on the trails; providing general information, guidance and trail maps; assisting visitors with hands on educational exhibits. Hosts are primarily needed on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Shoppe in the Forest

Sharon Bohlmann and JoAnn Trainer would like to invite you to join the Volunteers in the beautiful Shoppe in the Forest. It is a fine place to spend some time and help some people find a trinket for themselves or a gift for a loved one. It's a good opportunity to learn more about our Sanctuary, and to encourage our Visitors also. Great conversations take place in and around the Shoppe and Science Hall. Visitors gather and chat, hover and discover! So come, join the little Shoppe in the Forest! Click here for more information.

The Enchanted Forest gift Shoppe invites volunteers.

Gift Shoppe Help Wanted

For the past 10 years the Shoppe in the Enchanted Forest has provided visitors with reminders of their visit. Proceeds from sales go toward educational programs in the forest provided by both staff and volunteers. The Shoppe carries educational games for children of all ages, books for nature lovers, gifts for that special someone, t-shirts that spell out your love of the forest and unusual treasures for travelers passing through.

The present shopkeeper is now 10 years older than when she took on this venture and needs help. Putting price stickers on merchandise when it arrives in the forest and placing it on the shelves is all that's needed and a great way to help support your sanctuary.

Call us and we'll be glad to talk with you.
This is YOUR forest, let's always keep it enchanted.

Volunteer Gardening

Volunteers can join Gardeners to care for the Forest's butterfly gardens for upkeep and to "deadhead" (remove dead flower heads from a plant) blooms so more energy goes to the next flowers. The spent blooms are collected for next year's seeding.

If interested, please contact Suzanne Meyers at meyermenagerie at cfl.rr.com for the next workday.

Thanks for all your hard work...the gardens show how much you care!

Guides for Group Tours

Guide or be guided: Regularly scheduled HIKES on Saturday mornings at 10:00.

Call Sarah at 264-5185 to (1) make a guided hike or cart tour reservation, and (2) give a hike (3) Guide one of the many groups visiting the forest!


Are available for all folks who have difficulty walking distances.
That means visitors and our own Enchanted Forest friends and volunteers.
Guides and Members: Would you like to give cart tours? It is very enjoyable and you can earn your drivers license through the North Lands Manager
Call 264-5185 for further information.


For further information contact Friends Vice President Barbara Hoelscher at 268-5888 or EEL Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Steward Sarah Kraum at: 321-264-5185 or at Sarah.Kraum@brevardparks.com

Friends of the Enchanted Forest
444 Columbia Boulevard
Titusville, FL 32780
321-264-5192, 268-5888, 268-5224

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