Quiet Water Kayak TripsFL kayaking
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.

June
*June 1 Sunset/moonlight paddle 7pm-9:30pm
June 4 Deer Prairie Creek/North Port 9am-11:30am NEW
June 6 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am
June 7 Shakett Creek/Dona Bay Venice 8:30am-11-30am
June 21 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am
June 23 Myakka River/Venice area 8:30am-11:30am
*June 25 Sunset/moonlight paddle 7pm-9:30pm
June 27 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am
June 28 Don Pedro Island State Park 9am-12:30pm $25mem-$30non mem

July
July 2 Deer Prairie Creek/North Port 9am-11:30am
July 4 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am
July 5 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am
July 8 Caspersen Beach Co Park/Lemon Bay 8:30am-11:30am
*July 9 Sunset/moonlight paddle 7:00pm-9:30pm
July 11 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am
July 14 Myakka River/Snook Haven 8:30am-11:30am

August
Aug 2 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am

Aug 4 Nokomas Waterways 8:30am-11:30am
*Aug 6 Sunset/moonlight paddle
Aug 8 Little Manatee River State Park 9am-1pm $30mem-$35non mem
Aug 11 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 8:30am-11:30am
Aug 13 Sister Keys/Longboat Key 9am-12noon

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.

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Eco-Tour Aboard the Carefree Learner
Enjoy wildlife and a hands on experience around Sarasota Bay. Leaves Bayfront Park near the LeBarge

1-3 PM Wednesdays from Feb-May
Adults $20
Members $15
Children 10 and Under $10

For Dates and Reservations Call:
March 4, April 8 : Loyola 941-966-8690
March 26, April 22: Linda 607-423-9027

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 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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Upcoming Events (Red=NJ; Blue=NY; Green=FL)

Sat Jul 11 @ 9:30AM -
Fossil Hunt
Thu Jul 23 @ 6:00PM -
Sunset Seining
Sat Jul 25 @ 7:00AM -
Annual Fluke Tagging Trip
Sat Jul 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Breeding and Migratory Birds of Summer
Thu Jul 30 @ 5:30PM -
Fossil Hunt
Thu Aug 06 @ 6:00PM -
Sunset Seining
Thu Aug 13 @ 6:00AM - 01:00PM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Fri Aug 14 @ 6:00AM - 01:00PM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Sat Aug 15 @ 6:00AM - 01:00PM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Sun Aug 16 @ 6:00AM - 01:00PM
Cape Ann Whale Watch