Get Outdoors: Best of Florida Outdoor Activities: July 13-20

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Great Blue Heron (credit: National Park Service)

Great Blue Heron (credit: National Park Service)

Florida Vacation Guide – July 13-20: What to do in the outdoors

If you’re looking for outdoor things to do in Florida, here’s the best for this week:

Crabbing, Flagler Beach

Bring an adventurous spirit and crab net to Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area. Watch Ranger Richard explains how to crab and then gives a live demonstration. If you don’t have your own crabbing equipment, you can buy a  crabbing net for $4 at the ranger station. To make a booking for the program, call (386) 517-2086.

  • Highlight: Learn to crab
  • When: Friday, July 13, 2012 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: 3100 S. Ocean Shore Boulevard, Flagler Beach
  • Cost: Free with park admission

Birding for Children, St. Augustine

Children aged 8 to 12 can immerse themselves in everything birds for 1 1/2 hours. From an outdoor identification session to a scavenger hunt through Anastasia State park’s beach and boardwalk areas, kids will learn the fundamental elements of birding. Make sure you register to nab a spot – call 904-461-2035.

  • Highlight: Scavenger hunt
  • When: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: 1340 Florida A1A  St. Augustine, Florida 32080
  • Cost: Free with park admission

Talbot Critters

Ever wonder what kind of critters crawl, hop and amble off of northeast Florida’s undeveloped barrier islands? Join the Talbot Critter program at the Ribault Club on Fort George Island Cultural State Park for this ranger-led outing.

  • Highlight: Identify barrier island species
  • When: Saturday, July 13, 2012, 2 p.m.
  • Where: State Road A1A South, Jacksonville, Florida 32226
  • Cost: Free with park admission

Tell us…

Can you identify birds by their call?