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Gopher Tortoise Day at Split Oak Forest 2023
April 8 @ 08:00 - 14:00
Gopher Tortoise Day is our main annual outreach event to show our appreciation for the keystone species that helped fund the public purchase of Split Oak.
- Observe Gopher Tortoise Burrows and Learn about GT Habitat and this important Keystone Species
- Guided Hike at 8 AM and 11 AM
- Self Guided Hikes All Day
- See what Gopher Tortoises Eat (Native Plant Exhibit)
- Tortoise Arts and Crafts with Mary Nesler (Family Friendly)
- Learn about Saving Split Oak Forest
- Free Giveaways
- Meet Sheldon, a real, live Gopher Tortoise with expert handlers; Sheldon is the "Mayor" of GT Day at Split Oak
- Witness signing Ceremony for GT Day Proclamation @ 10:30 AM +/- for photo ops
Please Note: Open Air Setting (Woodsy and Primitive)
Please Bring Your Own Water and Food, Chair (if desired)
Be mindful and respectful of social distance and "leave no trace"
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