Children enjoy Discovery Day Camp

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By Pam Darty

Recently, kids who love the outdoors joined the Refuge Ranger for Discovery Day Camp at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.  Local children as well as visitors from Orlando joined in the free fun.


With Refuge cameras, the kids hiked the River Trail and took photos to add to their new nature journals. They hiked to the pollinator garden for great shots of butterflies, learned about the bats in the bat house and went down the River Trail to the Suwannee.  They spotted small grass frogs hopping across the dirt road, so after lunch, they studied Florida’s tree frogs.  Everyone left with a toy frog, bat ring, a journal and a coloring book.

Only one more Discovery Day Camp remains at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge:  August 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Make reservations for the hayride and adventure through the habitat-rich Refuge.  The new classroom has colorful, fun learning tools to keep your student’s brain engaged in the outdoors, so don’t miss out.  Call the Ranger at 352-493-0238 for more information or to make reservations.