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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

Nature Programs

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Check out Boyd Hill Nature Preserve's monthly program calendar to see what's going on at the preserve.


Program Calendar

Nature Camps


MINI RANGER PROGRAMS
Has your child ever wondered what it’s like to be a ranger? Each week, children can explore a different part of working at the preserve. Preregistration is required for each week or register ahead for desired weeks.

  • Ages 5-7
  • Every Tuesday from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
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NIGHT HIKES

Join preserve rangers for our most popular guided hike! Explore the preserve after hours in a small group setting. Look for alligators, listen for bats, and search for scorpions.

Fee: $5 adults / $3.50 children

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BIKE TOUR

Bring your bicycle to Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, and join a ranger-led bike tour of the preserve. Discover unique wildlife that call the preserve home and connect with nature while learning about the preserve.

  • Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
  • Cost is $5
  • All ages welcome.
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Birds of Prey Program

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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve provides a safe, healthy environment for permanently injured, non-releasable birds of prey (BOP).


These birds are cared for at the preserve as Wild Avian Ambassadors for environmental education programs given by park rangers and Avian Education Stewards (BOP volunteers). As an Avian Education Steward, you can help us care for the birds at Boyd Hill, as well as educate the public about their place in nature and what they need to survive in the wild!


Looking to become an Avian Education Steward? To start the volunteer process, (1) please contact the preserve at 727-893-7326 to sign up for the volunteer orientation, and (2) complete the online application by clicking here.

Speaker Series

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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.

Presentation Schedule

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 - April) at 7 p.m.

Presentation Schedule