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Naturalist Tour
of Spoonbill Pond

Join board member Elise Pearlstine from 8:30-11:30 a.m., for a guided tour of Spoonbill Pond. Spring tours will be starting in April, please check back for dates.

Spoonbill Pond, on the northeast end of Big Talbot Island is one of the best locations in the region for birdwatching, with over 200 species recorded. Birders and nature lovers of all experience levels welcome. We'll also discuss Big Talbot Island and its importance for birds and other wildlife, as well as our mission as the Friends of TISP to support the state parks through outreach, volunteerism and more.

We will meet at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp parking lot, at the north end of the island. Parking is $3 per vehicle and cash only. Please dress appropriately and bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and binoculars. 



February 10th - Stargazing & S'mores

The NEFAS will treat us to an amazing night and the rangers will have the firepits ready for cooking s'mores!


March - Dr. Keith Ashley will share more about the Timucuan of Northeast Florida and the amazing progress of the Field School on Big Talbot Island.


April - Local birding experts will be on hand to share information on the Pelicans & Plovers that help make our islands so special.

May - Turtles, Turtles, Turtles!


June - Bees & Pollinators


Board meetings are open to the public.

We are currently conducting monthly board meetings via Zoom, with one meeting per quarter being held at the Little Talbot Island Administrative Offices.


If you would like to participate, please contact us via email and we will provide the date, time and call in information.

Little Talbot Island State Park

Administrative Office

12157 Heckscher Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32226

Clean Ups will be starting
soon. Come and help us keep Big Talbot Island in tip top shape!

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