Park Ranger Andrew Rich invites Historic City News readers to join National Park Service volunteer, Veronica Peterson, on this Saturday March 12, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for an informative bird walk in the diverse habitat at Fort Matanzas National Monument.
There is no entrance or parking fees required to visit the park, take the short ferry ride to the fort, or to participate in the bird walk.
If you are interested in this opportunity to explore the ecology of Florida’s coast, meet at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center. Don’t forget to bring bug repellant, binoculars (park may have several pair for loan) and comfortable, closed-toe shoes. This bird walk is appropriate for all ages. Difficulty level is mild, with some uneven or sandy terrain encountered during the walk.
Fort Matanzas is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on Anastasia Island and four miles south of SR-206 on SR-A1A. Fort Matanzas is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If using GPS to locate us, our address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080.