Florida Fish & Wildlife - Bear Management Program
Date: June 3, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come join us for a presentation by Cassie Mendoza, Central Area Bear Biologist, where she will provide guidance on how to peacefully coexist with our state's black bear population.

The goal is raise general awareness about these beautiful creatures and how we can ensure their safety and ours. We'll also provide tips and tricks for successfully feeding birds in bear prone areas. 


Black Hammock Farms - Bee Presentation
Date: July 22, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Joins us for a chance to learn more about bees from beekeeping expert, Dennis "The Bee Guy" Langois. Dennis owns Black Hammock Bee Farms in Oviedo, FL as well as Orlando Bee Removal. He's been removing, relocating and keeping bees for over 13 years and serves as president of two beekeeping associations. Plus, get a chance to try Black Hammock Farms' local honey - it's delicious!  


Avian Research & Conservation Institute - Swallow-Tailed Kites
Date: August 19, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ken Meyer, director of ARCI, for a presentation about swallow-tailed kites. With more than 25 years of experience in studying these magnificent birds, Dr. Meyer will share his insights with us as we approach their migratory exit from Florida.

Spoiler alert: the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is an excellent place to observe kites gathering at the end of summer as they prepare to head back home after breeding.   


Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
Date: September 30, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are happy to announce we will be hosting the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in our store again! So come mingle with your favorite birds of prey, enjoy some light snacks, and enter for a chance to win a prize! Plus, get all your birds of prey questions answered by expert ambassadors from the center. 


Bats, Bats, Bats!
Date: October 21, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are bats really blind? How many bugs can they eat a day? How many species live in Florida? Should I get a bat box? 

Get these and all your other "batty" questions answered by Shari Blissett-Clark of the Florida Bat Conservancy. Plus, get a chance to see a tiny bat up close and even hear the sounds he makes!