Friends of Paynes Prairie

The Big Anniversary Speaker Series

  • 15 October 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Paynes Prairie Preserve Visitor Center

            We regret the series is postponed due to Covid 19 concerns. We hope to restart the series in the near future. Thanks for besaring with us.

This year the Florida Park Service is 85 years old, Paynes Prairie Preserve State park is 50 years old, and Friends of Paynes Prairie is 35 years old- celebrate The Big Anniversary with us at our new speaker series featuring professionals and experts in the field of conservation, environmental science, and natural history.  On the third Thursday of each month, a speaker will offer a short talk at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 6 – 7 pm. 

The dates, speakers, and topics are listed below.  Please register on the event page at 


March 19, Katie Sieving on The Real Twitter Feed: Titmouse Tutorial in Bird Language.

April 16, Mike Orlando on Living with Bears in Florida

May 21, Lars Andersen on A Brief History of Payne’s Prairie

June 18, Abby Powell on Amazing Migrants: Meet the Shorebirds

July 16, Perran Ross on Alligators: A Keystone Species

August 20, Rob Fletcher on Snail Kites : A Payne’s Prairie Success Story

September 17, Sam Wisely on Wildlife Diseases in Florida: What You Should Know

October 15, Mark Hostetler on Conserving and Promoting Neighborhood Wildlife





Thank you for supporting Paynes Prairie.
Goal: $2,000.00
Collected: $1,200.00

Contact Us

Visitors Center - 352-466-4100
Ranger Station - 352-466-3397

Friends of Paynes Prairie
100 Savannah Boulevard
Micanopy, FL 32667

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