Friends of Paynes Prairie


Upcoming Events

    • 04 November 2018
    • 31 March 2019
    • 22 sessions
    • Paynes Prairie Visitor Center

    Living History Program

    William Bartram

    Naturalist, Botanist and Explorer who visited Paynes Prairie in 1774

    Sundays 11 AM - 3 PM in the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center

    November through March

    Meet William Bartram in 1774 while he visits Paynes Prairie and talk about his life and work as the first born American Naturalist.  William Bartram visited Paynes Prairie and wrote detailed descriptions, including illustrations, of what he saw at the prairie and in the surrounding area.

    • 10 November 2018
    • 30 March 2019
    • 21 sessions
    • La Chua Trail at the Alachua Sink covered seating

    Meet a ranger for an informal conversation on Paynes Prairie's most popular trail.  Learn about the prairie, ask questions, and watch wildlife from the boardwalk.  The prairie is never the same place twice, and there's always something new to see.  See it with a ranger on Saturday mornings, 9 to 10am, November through March. (Beginning November 10th)  

    Meet on the boardwalk, in the first covered area by Alachua Sink, on the La Chua Trail.  

    • 06 April 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie
    • 13

    We welcome you the first Saturday of each month October through April, to join us for a hike on La Chua Trail and learn about birds.  Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet us in the La Chua Trail parking lot; the north entrance to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, by 9:00 a.m.

    Hikes are limited to 20 people.  Reserve your spot by clicking the registration button on this page.  

    Hikes are free, but regular park admission fees apply.  Park admission at La Chua Trail is $4.00 per vehicle, cash only, or free with a Florida State Parks Annual Pass.

    Binoculars are available for loan during the hike, but supplies are limited and preference given first to those with reservations.

    No pets permitted.

    This program is supported by Paynes Prairie and Alachua Audubon volunteers.





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

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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