kayaking1Quiet Water Kayak Trips

Enjoy leisurely paddling and observation at a variety of sites difficult to visit by any other means. Kayak, paddle, life vest etc  supplied.  If you’ve never used a kayak before, a short training session before the trip will get you going.  Call John at (941) 966-7308 for reservations.  Members who own a kayak and life vest are welcome to go on trips marked with no asterisk (*) for a $5 donation to ALS. Cost is $20 for members,  $25 non-member unless otherwise noted.  Trips into State parks require an additional entrance fee.

October
*Oct 2 Sunset/moonlight paddle 5:30pm-8pm

*Oct 5 Sunset/moonlight paddle 5:30pm-8pm
*Oct 7 Sunset/moonlight paddle 5:30pm-8pm
Oct 9 Myakka River State Park 8:30am-11:30am
Oct 11 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 9am-12noon
Oct 12 Myakka River State Park 8:30am-11:30am
Oct 14 Shell Key Preserve/Pinellas Co 10am-2pm $30mem-$35non mem
Oct 18 Myakka River State Park 8:30am-11:30am
Oct 19 Don Pedro State Park/Lemon Bay 9am-12noon $25mem-$30non mem
Oct 22 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 9am-12noon

November
*Nov 6 Sunset/moonlight paddle 4pm-6:30pm
Nov 8 Myakka River State Park 8:30am-11:30am
Nov 9 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 9am-12noon
Nov 11 Shakett Creek/Dona Bay Venice 10am-1pm
Nov 15 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 9am-12noon
Nov 16 MYAKKA DAZE all day down the Myakka River $50-includes kayak; $40-bring your own kayak. Call John for complete details
Nov 20 Waterways of Nokomis 10am-1pm
Nov 22 Myakka River State Park 2pm-5pm
Nov 25 Myakka River State Park 8:30am-11:30am
Nov 27 Little Sarasota Bay/Thanksgiving Trip 9am-12noon

Dec preview: Dec 6 MYAKKA DAZE-see Nov16 above details

Upcoming Marine Life Explorations

Explore the sea life near our shores with American Littoral Society biologists.  Using hand and seine nets, we will be searching shallow waters and sea grass beds, observing, collecting, and discussing the natural history of some of the many interesting fishes and other animals that inhabit Sarasota Bay.  Trips run on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at Lemon Bay Park. Wading shoes suggested. Call Chuck for reservations at 941-488-8998. Cost: Free.

2014
Saturday, September 13
Saturday, October 13

Carefree Learner Eco Boat Tour

With the Sarasota County School Board - Floating Marine Biology Lab

Join the American Littoral Society for a two hour ecology tour in the waterways of Sarasota. Participate in seining workshops aboard this floating marine biology lab and visit the largest, most active bird rookery. Cost for members is $15.00. Non-members $20.00. All kids under 10, $10.00.

2014

For reservations call Loyola (941)966-8690.

Wednesday, Feb 12: 1-3 PM
Wednesday, Feb 26: 1-3 PM
Wednesday, Mar 5: 1-3 PM
For reservations call Linda (607)423-9027.
Wednesday, Mar 19: 1-3 PM
Wednesday, Apr 2: 1-3 PM
Wednesday, Apr 16: 1-3 PM

 

page13Guided Beach Walks

 Dear Participants:

 Bud Doyle has retired.  The nature walks will be posted in a few months.  We would all like to say:

 Thanks Bud for all your great work!

 

 

 

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Thu Oct 23 @ 5:00PM - 03:00PM
53rd Annual Meeting in Chincoteague, Virginia
Fri Oct 24 @ 5:00PM - 03:00PM
53rd Annual Meeting in Chincoteague, Virginia
Sat Oct 25 @ 5:00PM - 03:00PM
53rd Annual Meeting in Chincoteague, Virginia
Sun Oct 26 @ 5:00PM - 03:00PM
53rd Annual Meeting in Chincoteague, Virginia
Thu Oct 30 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Spooky Walk
Fri Oct 31 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Healthy Soils and Native Plants Demo
Sat Nov 08 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Orienteering workshop for beginners
Thu Nov 13 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Oil Spill Response Workshop
Sat Nov 22 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Surf Fishing Clinic
Sat Dec 06 @11:00AM -
Lunch and Learn Series