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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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First page of the October 2016 Enchanted Forest EEL events.
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Lunch With Nature
Guest speaker series - lunch with nature
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Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer Orientation at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary.
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Pre-School Eco Adventures
Fall 2016 Eco Adventures for pre-schoolers 4-5.
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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.

Every Saturday at 11:00am - Tortoise Talks
Get the opportunity to learn about, ask questions, and meet our education animal, Ashton the gopher tortoise, during this 10 minute talk and feeding.

October, 2016

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Saturday, Oct. 8th - 10:00am
Florida Native Plant Society Garden Workday
Grab your hat, sunblock, water and come help maintain the butterfly garden at Enchanted Forest Management and Education Center!

Saturday, Oct. 3rd - 3:00pm
Wednesday, Oct. 19th - 10:00am

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

Wednesday, Oct. 5th - 10:00am
Eco Adventures for 4 & 5-Year-Olds
Discover why bats are not so spooky with a craft, story, and a fun hands-on activity! Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Sunday, Oct. 9th - 9:00am
Audubon Birding Trip
Join Matt Heyden and Lora Losi from the Space Coast Audubon Society for a birding hike through the different habitats of the Enchanted Forest! Long pants, closed toe shoes, bug spray and binoculars are recomended!

Wednesday, Oct. 12th - 10:00am
Nature Time for 2 & 3-Year- Olds
Whooooo wants to hear all about Owls this October? Come to learn about these night-time birds through a hands-on activity and a story. Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Saturday, Oct. 15th - 9:00am
Photography Club
All levels of photographers welcome. View photographs and learn helpful tips during their monthly meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 19th - 12:00pm
Lunch with Nature: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Coyotes with FWCC
Bring your lunch and enjoy a presentation by Tom Shupe, District Wildlife Biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who will share his insight into the behavior of these elusive creatures.

Saturday, Oct. 22nd - 11:00am
1st Annual Harvest Festival
During this FREE event guests are invited to enjoy guided hikes, hay rides, special presentations, meet birds of prey, bats and other Florida wildlife, explore environmental exhibitors, listen to live music, and much more!
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Wednesday, Oct. 26th - 1:30pm
Sanctuary School: Decomposers and Scavengers
Homeschoolers ages 6-10 and their families are welcome to discover the world of critters who break down and eat the dead plants and animals in the forest. Spots limited. Please call 321.264.5185 to register.

Harvest Festival
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary Forest Festival
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Brevard County Press Release: October 18, 2016

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary to Hold Harvest Festival Oct. 22

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- Celebrate autumn at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary during our first Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22.

During this free event, guests are invited to enjoy guided hikes, hay rides, special presentations, meet birds of prey, bats and other Florida wildlife, explore environmental exhibitors, listen to live music, and much more! Harvest Festival will feature many children's activities, including face painting, hands-on activities exploring forest animals and autumn, pumpkin painting, leaf print making, log dissections, and more.

Enjoy Local Food by Bills Grill on Wheels. Special presentations will include talk about bats with Fly by Night, and birds of prey by Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Musicians will include Chris Kahl, and Greatliners.

For more events or information on the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary and the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program, visit or call (321) 264-5185.

The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary is located at 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, FL. 32780. Also find us on Twitter and Facebook!

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 or myself at 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 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

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 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

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

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