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Nature Programs

Nature Programs

Nature Programs for all ages!

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, located right in the heart of St. Petersburg, is one of our many hidden gems that offers diverse nature related programs for all ages and camps for youth.

Check out a list of our monthly and seasonal offerings or visit the preserve to enjoy the nature and wildlife at the preserve.

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Nature Programs

Birds of Prey Program

An owl

The Birds of Prey program provides a safe, healthy environment for permanently injured, non-releasable birds of prey. These birds are maintained at the preserve as Wild Avian Ambassadors for environmental education programs given by park rangers and Avian Education Stewards. Avian Education Ambassador help us care for the birds and educate the public about their place in nature and what they need to survive in the wild! Looking to become an Avian Education Ambassador? Visit our Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center page to learn more.

Natural History Speaker Series and
the Florida History Speaker Series

An alligator climbing out of the lake

The Natural History Speaker Series

The Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department present the annual Natural History Speaker Series (NHSS), a program that offers fascinating presentations on the natural and cultural history of Florida by individuals who are authorities in their fields.

Second Thursday of each month (October - April) at 7 p.m.


Upcoming presentation:
November 11: “Mosquito Control and Why It Matters”
Alissa M Berro, Pinellas County Mosquito Control
Learn why mosquito control efforts are important in preventing and controlling disease and the various techniques that are used. The sentinel chickens housed at Boyd Hill play a crucial role in this effort along with periodic aerial treatment to control mosquitoes. Find out what you can do to help.


The Florida History Speaker Series

The Pinellas Pioneer Settlement Committee presents the Florida History Speaker Series. This program offers fascinating presentations on the cultural history of Florida by individuals who are authorities in their fields. It is cosponsored by the City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department.

First Thursday of each month (October - March) at 7 p.m.


Upcoming presentation:
November 4: “In Pursuit of Florida’s Paleo Hunters”
David Letasi, Paleontologist
Travel back into the last Ice Age and learn about Florida’s first people. Discover how they survived climate change and giant predators. Who was the archaeologist that discovered these early hunters? We will compare artifacts found here in Florida with those found in North America.