Jan 122018

Photo Credit- Loretta Gallant


The National Key Deer Refuge is inviting everyone to join in their free guided nature excursions designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

In an effort to keep everyone together, the centralized meeting point will be at the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor’s Center, located in the Winn Dixie shopping plaza on Big Pine Key (179 Key Deer Blvd).  All events are family-friendly!

Participants are encouraged to bring a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, water, binoculars, and dress appropriately for the weather.  For more information, email the National Key Deer Visitor Center at kristie_killam@fws.gov


Thursday, January 18th– Annual Volunteer Training  Are you interested in becoming a National Key Deer Refuge Volunteer to assist at the Visitor Center, Blue Hole, with guided nature tours and more?

Meet at Refuge Visitor Center 10 am-12pm (light refreshments served)


Wednesday, January 24– Wild Wednesday

Guided bike ride through National Key Deer Refuge lands on Big Torch Key.

Flat, easy pace. 10 miles, bring hydration and your own bike.

Meet at Refuge Visitor Center at 9:30 am


Saturday, January 27th– Photography Field Trip to No Name Key solution holes and pine rocklands

Bring your camera, tripod (not required) and hiking shoes.

Meet at Refuge Visitor Center at 9:00 am


Wednesday, January 31st– Wild Wednesday

Sketching in Nature–no artistic talent needed, just a desire to deepen your connection with nature. Travel to a secluded site on No Name Key for some nature therapy.  Materials supplied.

Meet at Refuge Visitor Center at 9:30 am

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 January 12, 2018  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #251, Special Events  Add comments

  One Response to “January 2018 National Key Deer Refuge Nature and Volunteer Events”

  1. No one to date has shown any reason we have key deer or any reason to help keep them alive. What usefull purpose do they have other than to create jobs to protect them ? Just maybe Irma was intended to kill them off but man had jumped in to help them survive..

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