Friends of Paynes Prairie, Inc.

Stargazing Event Cancelled - Rescheduled to March 12th


Due to extensive cloud cover on Saturday evening, the event is postponed.





Visitor services, book sales and other visitor support are again available from our temporary

trailer installed in the VC parking lot and operated 9am- 4pm daily by Prairie volunteers. 

 It's not fancy, but allows us to continue visitor services until the renovated VC opens next year.

The trailer and a very fancy toilet facility are funded by Friends and an emphasis is to continue raising funds

 for the VC appeal.

The utility/water/phone service installed to support the trailer will remain as a permanent improvement to

 Park infrastructure.


Board of Directors election.

See Meet Our Board of Directors for directors elected at the annual meeting to serve for the coming year.



Upcoming events

12 February 2016 5:30 PM (EST) • La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie
13 February 2016 10:00 AM (EST) • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
20 February 2016 8:30 AM (EST) • Bolen Bluff Trail at Paynes Prairie
27 February 2016 8:00 AM (EST) • Bolen Bluff Trail at Paynes Prairie
05 March 2016 9:00 AM (EST) • Lake Trail
05 March 2016 10:00 AM (EST) • Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
02 April 2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • La Chua Trail

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Volunteers Neil and Joan MacLeod lead the popular Family Birding Series every year at Paynes Prairie.  Check out this video interview with Neil, and register now for new sessions this November through April.

Family Birding Series Interview




Do you have expertise in a topic relevant to

Paynes Prairie that you'd like to present or provide a guided walk? Please let us know by emailing       

Latest Newsletter!

Prairie Press, Fall 2015



Quite the Show photo book now available for sale

at Wild Birds Unlimited.  Great gift idea!



Join the Volunteer Team!

Seeking Ranger Station Volunteers:

4 Hours per week: Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays


See details on Volunteer Opportunities page




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