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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October 2015 events in the Enchanted Forest.
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October 2015 events in the Enchanted Forest.

Fall 2015 Enchanted Forest Guide Training
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NATURE TIME for 2-3 year olds.
Nature time for kids 2-3 in the Enchanted Forest.
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Homeschoolers Programs
Homeschoolers 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.

October, 2015

Saturday, October 3
Dicerandra Guided Hike
9:30am - 11:30am – Join guide Jim Stahl for a guided hike through the Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary (DSS). See fall wildflowers and Florida scrub jays. DSS is home to Dicerandra thinicola, a mint plant found only in North Brevard County. Spots limited, call 321.264.5185 to register. Hike will meet at Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary, 4900 Melissa Dr., Titusville, FL 32780. Please wear closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and bring water.

Sat., October 3 & Wed, October 21
Volunteer Orientation
3:00pm - 4:00pm - The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for the environment! Come learn about the various volunteer opportunities.

Friday, October 9
Sanctuary School – Creepy Crawlies
1:30pm – 3:00pm – Homeschoolers ages 6-10 and their families are invited to enjoy a program on insects and arachnids! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Family Fungus Day
10:00am - 2:00pm -- Come join Dr. Barnhart on a field trip into the heart of the Enchanted Forest in search of fungus. Bring in live samples of fungus growth that he can demonstrate the 10 easy ID's to identify what you have.
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Sunday, October 11
Trail Workday at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
9:00am - 1:pm -- Please call 321-264-5185 to let us know you are coming.

Wednesday, October 14
Nature Time for 2-3 Year Olds
10:00am - 10:45am - October's theme is Nocturnal Nature! We will read a story and do hands-on activities as we explore the creatures of the night! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Thursday, October 15
Friends of the Enchanted Forest Meeting – "EEL North Region Update"
6:30pm - 8:30pm – Join the Friends of the Enchanted Forest for an update from Xavier de Seguin des Hons, EEL North Region Land Manager, on the land management activities of the North Region of the EEL Program and a report on the species cataloged during Bioblitz in May. Light refreshments served at 6:30pm, meeting and presentation begins at 7:00pm.

Saturday, October 17
Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary Exploration Ride
9:00am – 11:00am- Enjoy a leisurely trailer bench ride through Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary, exploring plants and wildflowers of East Central Florida Pine Flatwoods and Oak-Saw Palmetto Scrub with Plant Ecologist Dr. Paul Schmalzer. Spots limited, call 321.264.5185 to preregister. Please wear closed-toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and bring water. Please meet at Scottsmoor Parrish Park (4055 Magoon Ave., Scottsmoor, FL 32775) at 8:45am.

Saturday, October 17
Photography Club
9:00am - 11:00am - Program for all levels of photography. View photographs and learn helpful tips. This program is free and reservations are not required.

Sunday, October 18
Forest Funday – Nocturnal Nature
2:00pm - 4:00pm – Children and their families are invited to learn about nocturnal animals and make a craft between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Wednesday, October 21
Lunch with Nature – "Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Florida Black Bears"
12:00pm - 1:00pm – Bring a brown-bag lunch and enjoy a special presentation by Tom Shupe, FWC District Wildlife Biologist on Florida black bear biology, history, and environmental importance.

Saturday, October 24
Reptile & Snake Presentation
2:00pm - 2:30pm - Learn about some of the Enchanted Forest's reptile residents and meet a red rat snake!

Saturday, October 24
Trail Workday at Indian Mound Station Sanctuary
9:00am - 12:noon -- Meet staff at Indian Mound Station Sanctuary (4001 Parrish Rd., Mims, FL 32796). Please call 321-264-5185 to let us know you are coming.

Wednesday, October 28
FNPS Sea Rocket Chapter Meeting – "Edible Plants of Florida"
6:30pm - 8:30pm – Enjoy a special presentation by Peggy Lantz on edible plants of Florida. Light refreshments served at 6:30pm, meeting and presentation will start at 7:00pm.

Saturday, October 31
"From Burke and Hare to the Body Farm: The History of Anatomical Teaching Material"
11:00am – Enjoy a spooky presentation! Patrisha Meyers, Director of FHSAI and the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science will discuss the curious history of anatomical teaching material. The need to advance scientific knowledge of the human body requires detailed study of human anatomy. However, at times this need has conflicted with ethical issues surrounding the utilization of human remains, engendering heated debate for over two hundred years. Join us for a discussion of past practices and current issues regarding the acquisition of human bodies for teaching purposes.

November, 2015

Wednesday, November 4
Nature Time for 2-3 Year Olds
10:00am - 10:45am - November's theme is Leaves & Trees! We will read a story and do hands-on activities! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Saturday, November 7th
Forest Festival

10:00am - 3:00pm -- Explore the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and celebrate fall during our annual Forest Festival.

During this FREE event guests are invited to enjoy guided hikes, special presentations, meet Florida native wildlife, explore environmental exhibitors, listen to live music, and more! Children will have the opportunity to make a craft, participate in hands-on activities, and face painting!

Special presentations will include a talk about American Alligators with Gator Bill, Dr. Theresa Cooper discussing endangered bromeliads, Fire in the Urban Interface with Zack Prusak, Native American Storytelling with Carol Michaels, and Common Birds of the Forest with Becky Bolt.

Musicians will include Nature Song Sing Along, Sharon Osuna, Crystal Woman & Friends, and more!

Enchanted Forest Fall Festival
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Wednesday, November 4
Nature Time for 2-3 Year Olds
10:00am - 10:45am - November's theme is Leaves & Trees! We will read a story and do hands-on activities! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.


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

Printable volunteer opportunities flyer.

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