Presentations and Demonstrations-

Chinesgut Wildlife Day offers a way for many people to learn about Florida's habitats and what animals thrive within them.
Presentations, along with living wildlife and nature-related demonstrations, can bring a better understanding of learning their importance and role in nature.

  • Florida Black Bear

    Florida Black Bears travel over 200 miles and some travel right through the Hernando County wildlife corridor.

     

    Learn more about how these bears survive in the wild and how we all can be Bear Wise.

     

    Presentation provided by

    FWC Volunteer Amy Orlando.

     

     

    Do kids want to know what it's like to be a Florida Black Bear?

     

    Check out the 

    Be a Bear

    activity!

     

     

  • Florida Panther

    The Florida Panther is the only large cat native to Florida. Their territory encompasses miles surrounding the Florida Everglades.

    In 2019, FWC reported 27 deaths. 23 Florida Panthers died from vehicle collisions. 

    Join  Ashlee O'Conner

    Panther Outreach Specialist

    Florida Fish and Wildlife

    Conservation Commission to learn more about the Florida Panther and how many conservation organizations are working together to help save Florida's most valuable predator.

  • Beetles and Insects

    Join Dr. Bill Lester's impressive collection of beetles and other insects that play an important role in nature.

    Want a closer look at a bug? Look through one of our two microscopes available during this event. 

    Presentation provided by

    Dr. Bill Lester

    Extension Agent II, Ph.D.
    UF/IFAS Extension | Hernando County 

     

  • Birds of Prey

    There are times when wildlife, such as hawks or owls, become injured or orphaned.

    Fortunately, there are amazing wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers that help those in need. However, at times a few are not well enough to be released back into the wild. If that is the case, they become ambassadors for their species.

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  • Herpetology

    The study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, turtles, and alligators).

    See and learn about these amazing creatures the thrive in the wetlands and hide in the sandhills. 

     

    As some of these species are native to Florida and others are not, learn how non-native species are harmful to Florida's ecosystems. 

     

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  • Gopher Tortoise Scope

    Did you know that a gopher tortoise burrow can reach to over 7 feet in depth and 30 feet in length? 

    Many other creatures depend on their burrows for safety.

    Learn all about those animals and take a look inside an active burrow. 

     

    Presentation provided by

    FWC Volunteers

     

     

     

  • Rattlesnake Conservancy

    The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake is just one of six Florida's Venoms snakes. 

    These snakes are important to the ecosystem. 

    Learn about their decline from "gassing" and how their venom is used for research.

    Presentation provided by

    The Rattlesnake Conservancy

     

    Photo by Gina Long

  • Wildland Firefighters

    What are prescribed burns and why is it important for the forest and wildlife.

    See some of the equipment wildland firefighters use during prescribed fires or wildfires. Learn other valuable information that helps wildlife and plants flourish in the forest.

    Presentation provided by

    Bradley Weller

    Forest Ranger

    Florida Forest Service

     

    See a small demonstration of a fire demo at 2:30 pm at the Pole Barn 

  • Buzzin' Bees

    Bees are an important contributor to nature. Without them, many things we eat would not exist, like vegetables!

    They are also one of many pollinators that help wildflowers bloom every season and bring fascinating color into the forest!

     

    Presentation provided by

    Theresa Weglarz

     

     

     

  • Lady Bugs

    The wonders of Ladybugs!

    Their amazing transformation is truly a journey in the wild.

    Did you know there are around 6,000 species of ladybugs worldwide and 98 species of ladybugs in Florida!

     

    Learn more from the amazing Florida Master Gardeners volunteers.

     

     

  • Monarch Butterflies

    Monarchs rely on Florida for its abundance of milkweed.

     

    Did you know the monarch butterfly does not have lungs; breathing takes place through tiny vents in the thorax or abdomen called spiracles!

     

    Learn more about their stages of metamorphoses and other fascinating facts.

     

    Presentation provided by

    Florida Master Gardeners Volunteers.
     

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This entire event is made possible by volunteers.

 

Thank you!

Know that you all are awesome.

 

Chinsegut Wildlife Day

2021

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Chinsegut Wildlife Day

2021

This entire event is made possible by volunteers.

 

Thank you!

Know that you all are awesome.

 

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