The National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key has planned its third annual Summer Nights Adventure Program.
Visitors and locals are welcome at the free, kid-friendly, nature-oriented guided walks and bike rides. Meet at the refuge visitor center, (179 Key Deer Blvd. in the Winn-Dixie plaza on Big Pine Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Programs will run until about 8:30 pm. Those attending are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear and to bring bug spray, a camera or binoculars.
Pre-registration is required. For details, contact Kristie Killam at (305) 304-9625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ June 22: The Square: Witness spiders, tree snails, air plants, solution holes and more on this walk through hardwood hammocks and mangrove wetlands on No Name Key (1.25 miles).
▪ June 29: The Slow 6. A slow biking adventure on back roads and fire roads of Big Pine Key (six miles). Bring your own bike.
▪ July 6: Pride of Big Pine Key. A walking journey from the Blue Hole to the Big Hole to looking for wildlife and share stories (1.5 miles).
▪ July 13: Wetlands Reloaded. Search for frogs, toads, turtles and snakes on this aquatic excursion.