It's that time of year again, the Orlando Wetlands Park will celebrate its 16th Annual Orlando Wetlands Festival at the park In Christmas, Florida. And this year it is special: they are celebrating the opening of the park on a year-round basis! Previously, the park has been closed during the winter. Now visitors can see the park 365 days a year, starting February 1, 2016.
The festival will include guided birding hikes, plant identification hikes, a wetlands exploration with a noted biologist, hayrides and many other events. I and several other photographers will be doing photo walks that day (mine is at 10:30 AM). Visitors need to park at the Fort Christmas Historical Park, where there are lots of exhibits, vendors and activities for kids. Then they can take a shuttle bus to the OWP, where they can partake of the various hikes, hay rides, and guided tours. It will be a wonderful celebration of Florida's True Nature.
For more information see the City of Orlando's site: http://www.cityoforlando.net/wetlands/wetlands-festival/