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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A Look Ahead


APRIL
April events in the Enchanted Forest
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MAY
May events in the Enchanted Forest
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Music in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
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Bioblitz in the Enchanted Forest
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AVAILABLE


ENCHANTED FOREST SANCTUARY
SPECIAL EVENTS
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE.
For more information, please ask a staff member.


April, 2015

BUTTERFLYING at Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary
April 3, Fri. — 3:00-4:00pm.
Join Naturalist Joe Swingle on a butterflying adventure at the Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary. Please wear closed-toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and bring water and binoculars. Call 321-264-5185 to register.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
April 4, Sat., and April 15, Wed. — 3:00 - 4:00 pm
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for the environment! Come learn about the various volunteer opportunities available.

REPTILE PRESENTATION
April 4, Sat. — 2:00pm
Learn about some of the Enchanted Forest's reptile residents and meet a red rat snake!

NATURE TIME for 2-3 year olds
April 10, Fri. — 10:00-10:45am
Butterflies — glide into the world of butterflies with a story and hands-on activities. Spots limited. Please call 321-264-5185 to register.
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Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary Field Trip
9:00am - 12:00noon -- April 11
Guided hike in scrubby flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, cypress strand, hammocks, and marshes. Meet at Parrish Park, 6000 Magoon Ave., Scottsmoor. Bring hat, sunscreen, water, and insect repellant. For more info, call 321-264-5185.
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'Plant Polinator's' to be Topic at Lunch with Nature
April 15, Wed., 12:00-1:00pm
Presentation by Kari Ruder of the Green Marketplace will speak on the pollinators of the Florida native plants. This is free and you are invited to bring your lunch and enjoy the presentation. For more info, please call 321-264-5058.
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FRIENDS OF ENCHANTED FOREST
April 16, Thurs. — 7:45pm
Night Hike at the Forest with the Friends will begin at 7:45pm. Be a deer and wear sturdy shoes and bring a red light.
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Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 18, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Come enjoy this annual Festival to celebrate Earth Day with Florida Native Wildlife, Environmental Exhibitors, Guided Hikes, Florida Native Plant Society sales and information, Musicians, Children's activities and crafts and much more. This is a family-fun and free event. For more info, please call 321-264-5185.
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FOREST FUNDAY
April 19, Sun. — 2:00-4:00pm
Nature program for families anytime between 2:00 and 4:00pm. Come enjoy a Sanctuary Search, the nature center and art project. This prop-am is free and fun for all.

FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY: Sea Rocket Chapter
April 22, Wed. — 6:30pm — EARTH DAY
Discussion led by Dr. Ross Hinkle on how it is inspiring citizens to make a difference in preserving the environment. Join us for an exploration of how Earth Day has changed the way we think of our island in space.

BUTTERFLIES OF THE ENCHANTED FOREST SANCTUARY
April 24, Fri. — 3:00-4:00pm
Enjoy a presentation on butterflies and then go for a short walk to see some of the butterfly species that live in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Call 321-264-5185 to register.

Celebrate SAVE THE FROGS DAY!
April 25, Saturday
Create a froggy craft anytime between 11:00am and 12:00pm. At 2:00pm — Hop on in to learn about our local frogs and toads with a special presentation by biologist Becky Bolt.
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May, 2015

Music In The Forest with "Painted Raven"
Friday, May 1st — 7:00-9:00pm
Come enjoy a FREE evening at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Experience the music of "Painted Raven," a contemporary Native American and World Music trio.
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Painted Raven's extraordinary music travels thoughtfully through wildflowers, the great gallery, mirage, spirit journey and season of lights.

NAMA nominated, Painted Raven is the contemporary Native American and World Music trio led by Annette Abbondanza of Orlando FL, in collaboration with Marsha Harris of North Carolina, and Holly Harris of New Smyrna Beach, FL.

All original, instrumental songs featuring Native flutes, guitars, keyboards, ethnic percussion instruments and drums. Currently developing more materials, Painted Raven is planning live shows and flute/guitar workshops this coming year. ** Be sure to check the Painted Raven Newsletter for upcoming events and information at www.painted-raven.com.


VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
May 2, Sat., 3:00pm and May 20, Wed., 3:00pm.
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for the environment! Come learn about the various volunteer opportunities available. For more information, please call 321-264-5185.

REPTILE PRESENTATION
May 9, Sat., 2:00-2:30pm.
Learn about some of the Enchanted Forest's reptile residents and meet a red rat snake!

NATURE TIME for 2-3 year olds
May 15, Fri., 10:00-10:45am.
"FLOWERS" - May's flowers are in full bloom! Explore our gardens with hands-on activities and a story! Registration is required. Call 321-264-5185.

NATIVE PLANT SALE & GARDEN TOUR
MAY 16, Sat.
Garden tour and native plant sale by the Florida Native Plant Society and Keep Brevard Beautiful.

PAPER MAKING
May 16, Sat., 2:00pm
Learn how to make paper from recycled materials! Each participant will get to take home a piece of homemade paper!

FOREST FUNDAY
May 17, Sunday, between 2:00 and 4:00pm.
"BUTTERFLIES" - Nature program for children and their families. Come enjoy a Sanctuary Search and make a GIANT Butterfly. This program is free and fun for all.

LUNCH WITH NATURE
May 20, Wed., 12:00-1:00pm.
"PROPER PALM PRUNING" - Come learn how to properly prune Palm Trees with Bill Klein from the Native Plant Society. Bring your lunch and enjoy our Guest Speakers For more info, please call 321-264-5058.
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FRIENDS OF ENCHANTED FOREST
May 21, Thurs., 6:30pm.
Program presented by the volunteer organization which supports the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary.

FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY - Sea Rocket Chapter
May 27, Wed., 6:30pm.
"PLANT PROPAGATION" is the subject of the SeaRocket Chapter's program. Meet at 6:30 for light refreshments, program begins at 7:00pm.


24-hour 'Bioblitz' survey
planned for Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Starting at 1 p.m. May 23 through 1 p.m. May 24

Celebrate International Biological Diversity Day!

Scientists will be conducting a 24-hour biodiversity survey on the sanctuary. Guests can visit Bioblitz Central to see scientists at work and enjoy kids' activities on May 23, 1pm - 4pm and May 24, 10am - 1pm. Guests also will have the opportunity to participate in surveys and enjoy special presentations. For a full list and times of activities, or to register to participate in a survey please call 321-264-5185.

Registration will begin April 25.
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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Management & Education Center is hosting a bioblitz at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville.

A bioblitz is a 24-hour survey of the biological diversity in a specified area. The purpose of this event is to catalog the species positively identified within a 24-hour period at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, increase the public awareness of the biological diversity in Brevard County, provide a fun and educational recreation activity to the general public, for field experts to have the opportunity to share their passions and knowledge with each other and the general public, and to celebrate International Biological Diversity Day.

We are joined by scientists, experts, and naturalists who will be leading surveys of a specified taxa, helping in the identification of species, and/or hosting talks/tables to educate the public on the species and biodiversity of Brevard County.

The public is invited to join in.


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 [email protected] or myself at [email protected] 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.


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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


ENCHANTED FOREST SANCTUARY EDUCATION & MANAGEMENT CENTER

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





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.


ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

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.

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Calling All Volunteers & Guides!


Hosts

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.
321-264-5185


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 Joanie 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!

CART TOURS:

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.

PLEASE JOIN US! WE NEED ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH!


For further information contact Friends Co-Vice Presidents Barbara Hoelscher at 268-5888 and Neta Harris at 268-5224 or EEL Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Steward Joanie Faulls at: 321-264-5185 or at [email protected]

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


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