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Jean Dorney WILDflower Walk – October 8th

by jc | Events,News


Sat, Oct 8, 2016 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Additional Times

  • Sat, Oct 15, 2016 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Sat, Oct 22, 2016 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Sat, Oct 29, 2016 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy the spectacular Fall wildflower bloom in the piney woods of Morningside Nature Center during a guided walk! The JEAN DORNEY MEMORIAL WILDFLOWER WALKS take place every Saturday in October and start at 9 a.m. at Morningside Nature Center, from the education building.

Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring water and field guides you would like to use. Admission is FREE! These walks are courtesy of a grant from the Friends of Nature Parks in honor of charter member Jean Dorney.

Jean, a Texas native, moved her family to Gainesville in 1972. She quickly became involved with the Alachua Audubon Society and was a founding member of Friends of Nature Parks. Through the years, Jean was an active advocate of adult education programs at the nature parks and participated in many wildflower walks and natural history classes.

For more information about attending the walks and exploring the natural parks as Jean loved to do, please visit or call (352) 334-3326. If you would like to become a member of Friends of Nature Parks, please visit . Take a WALK on the WILDflower side with us!

Morningside Nature Center
3450 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641


Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off – Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:30 am

by jc | Events,News


The Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off is a charity bicycle ride to raise funds to support local research on treatment-resistant breast cancers. Ride distances are 22, 40, or 62.5 miles and all rides begin and end at the Cancer and Genetics Research Complex at the University of Florida. Register at

UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex
2033 Mowry Dr
Gainesville, FL 32608


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