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April 20 @ 9:30 am 2:00 pm

Apalachicola Lowlands Preserve

Join us for an incredible day full of wonderful wildflowers at the Coastal Plains Institute’s (CPI) Apalachicola Lowlands Preserve! CPI President Ryan Means will be our guide into the Preserve, sharing how their management practices have produced a botanical haven for many of the Florida Panhandle’s endemic, endangered and threatened wildflowers.

The Apalachicola Lowlands Preserve is an 80-acre inholding within the Apalachicola National Forest managed by the Coastal Plains Institute. For 30 years, CPI has conducted frequent prescribed burns and other land management practices to restore this longleaf pine savannah.

Important Details:

  • This trip will entail 3-4 miles of hiking through uneven and potentially muddy or wet terrain. Please come prepared in appropriate field attire and wear sturdy hiking shoes. A hat and/or other sun protection is also recommended.
  • Please pack snacks/lunch and bring a refillable water bottle.
  • This is a remote location with little to no cell service and there are no bathroom facilities at the site.

Trip cost: All proceeds from this trip will go to the Coastal Plains Institute to support their work protecting Florida’s unique and fragile ecology. Field trip fees are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Grassleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia graminifolia) by Emily Bell
Grassleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia graminifolia) by Emily Bell

This educational opportunity is made possible by the State Wildflower license plate. Get yours today!