The Okeeheelee Nature Center, operated by the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department, has a busy month of events planned for August.
Reptile Feeding — Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. for families of all ages. This event is free with no reservations required.
Owl Feeding — Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. for families of all ages. This event is free with no reservations required.
Snake Feeding — Fridays at 3:30 p.m. for families of all ages. This event is free with no reservations required.
Raptor Chapter — Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. for families of all ages. This program costs $3 per person and provides a special, up-close and personal experience with the birds of prey living at the nature center. Learn about their unique adaptations and behaviors and find out what to do to help raptors in the wild.
Deer & Raptor Walk — Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. for families of all ages. This program costs $3 per person. Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the deer and raptor compounds to see the animals up close and learn about these unique creatures.
Owl Yoga — Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. for ages 12 and over. This program costs $15 per person. Enjoy a 60-minute slow yoga class while experiencing the peaceful vibes of the nature center’s resident owls as they gaze from their perches. The class will incorporate owl facts and owl-inspired movements and will allow time for questions and photos at the end.
Nature Walk — Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m. for families of all ages. This event is free with no reservations required. Go on a free guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods ecosystem and learn about the plants and animals that live there.
Archery for Beginners — Saturday, Aug. 31 at 9:30 a.m. for ages eight and over. This program costs $10 per person. Learn the basics of archery from safety to shooting and develop a great new skill during this two-hour program. Equipment is provided. Space is limited.
The Okeeheelee Nature Center is located in Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd. For more information, visit www.pbcnature.com. All programs are by reservation only, unless otherwise noted. Register online at www.pbcparks.com. Under “Online Services,” click on “Register/Pay for Program,” or visit the nature center to register and make payment. All participants are required to sign a program participation form at the start of each program.