Secrets of the Savanna – Oct 9th 9 am to noonish

Join CPI President Ryan Means on a lovely Fall day exploring every corner of our very own Apalachicola Lowlands Preserve.  The property is located smack in the middle of the western Apalachicola National Forest inside one of the world’s finest and largest remaining intact longleaf pine savannah ecosystems.  We’ll walk along discovering plants, animals, and discussing the delicate ecological relationships that make the Longleaf Pine savannah so biologically diverse.  We’ll also learn about the many management techniques that CPI uses to restore our property back to a healthy, diverse longleaf pine ecosystem and maintain it in that state forever.  We will definitely get wet, slog in a bit of muck, and handle a few creatures while we are at it…Don’t forget your cameras!

We’ll spend some time photographing flowers, pollinators, and breathlessly beautiful landscapes.  Ryan will be out there at 9 a.m. to meet and greet and get started shortly thereafter.  Please bring a lunch/snack and water in a day pack, along with hats, camera, and sunscreen.   You may want to bring yourself a change of clothes depending on how wet and soiled you get.  That’s up to you. This trip is free but RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.

Tallahassee Science Festival – October 16th 10am – 2pm

We’ll have a table at this year’s Science Festival! Stop by Kleman Plaza and meet Surfer, the most famous striped newt in the world, and test your amphibian larvae IDing skills.

Secrets of the Wacissa – October 17th 8:30am – 4ish

An all-day paddle from Goose Pasture all the way to Nutall Rise, down the legendarily wild Slave Canal. Braided channels, rapids, swallets, fossils, and beautiful swamp wilderness…Due to the close proximity during our shuttle, and the comfort and safety of everyone, this trip will be limited to 8, fully-vaccinated people. The $75 cost includes shuttle service, guide, boat/safety gear, lunch, and drinks. Proceeds go towards our efforts to preserve the biodiversity of the southeastern Coastal Plain through research and education.

Click here for more details and to register.

Nov 7th (2:00pm – 4:00pm) Dipnetting Day

Monthly training event/refresher for participants in our Adopt an Ephemeral Wetland program but also a way for the general public to come out just to learn about wetlands and amphibians. RSVP and masks are required; numbers will be limited. Click here for more details about the program and to RSVP.