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Tuesday, August 16

6-8 pm

Food Truck will be available.

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Sea Turtles

To share her vast knowledge of the sea turtles that nest on our beaches is Mary Duffy. Mary has been leading the effort to protect these island treasures for over 30 years! AISTW (Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch) are data collectors for FWC and in recent years their roll has expanded to assisting in a genetic research program that tracks the mother turtles.

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Diamondback Terrapin

Another of the turtles found in our marsh areas is the Diamondback Terrapin. The international group Turtle Survival Alliance and Team Terrapin, will tell us about the perils these beautiful turtles encounter and their amazing efforts to protect them

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Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise Conservation Biologist Eric Seckinger from FWC will give us all some valuable information about these land creatures that also need our awareness through outreach and education to ensure their survival. 

Naturalist Tour

of Spoonbill Pond

Join board member Ron Pfeffer, on the first Saturday of each month from 8:30-11:30 a.m., for a guided tour of Spoonbill Pond. Ron is also a North Florida Land Trust volunteer our co-sponsor for this tour series!

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 the role of NFLT in conserving 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. 


Fall Tour dates will be posted soon!


Board meetings are open to the public.

DATE:1st Tuesday of each month

TIME: 10:00am


Little Talbot Island State Park

Administrative Office

12157 Heckscher Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32226