Come join us for our Feburary 2019 After Hours event celebrating Florida's wetlands! Learn about The Florida Wildlife Corridor at the presentation in our classroom, listen to live music in the center, learn about some of our local animals at our interpretive exhibits, and make sure to plan time to enjoy a night stroll through Corkscrew's ancient cypress forest on our boardwalk.
Sunset at 6:18 pm
Moon Phase: 4 days before the full moon
- Enjoy live music in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Shop for unique and beautiful items in the Nature Store.
- Eat, drink and enjoy art exhibits in the Gallery Cafe.
- Experience the boardwalk in the evening light and participate in educational programs. See the schedule below.
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Explore the boardwalk on your own under the stars and listen to the many sounds at night.
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Classroom Presentation: "Connecting, Protecting and Restoring Florida's Wildlife Legacy" presented by Jason Lauritsen, Director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor.
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Enjoy interpretive learning stations which will be positioned in various places along the short loop of the boardwalk. Stations will include Aquatic Critters, Reptiles, Night Adaptations, and Rick and Jackie with the Everglades Astronomical Society will be here with their telescopes to interpret the night sky!
6:00 – 8:00 - Enjoy Live Music in the Visitor Center - Kindred Spirit an acoustic duo with Laurette on guitar and Doug on mandolin playing and singing bluegrass, american, and old country music. Both Doug and Laurette sing lead and join together singing the tight harmonies that bluegrass in known for. See below for their complete information.
Last admission is at 8:00 p.m. Adult admission is $14 per person. Admission is $10 for Audubon Members and $6 for college students with ID. Admission is good for 2 consecutive days, so come back and enjoy the boardwalk in the daylight hours on Saturday also. As always, Friends of Corkscrew Members enjoy free admission.
*Children are admitted free with their parents to this event! (Parent admission fees vary as outlined above, and their children up to 18 years are free)
* Please Note: It will be just four days before the full moon this night, so there will be moonlight. For most people flashlights are not necessary, if you keep them turned off your eyes will naturally adjust to the darkness. If you do choose to bring a flashlight please only use a red-light flashlight. If you do not have a red light flashlight, please ask at our admissions desk when you arrive for some red cellophane and a rubber band to cover up the lens of your white light flashlights. Otherwise using white light will ruin yours and other visitor's night vision while on the boardwalk.
Information on Band: Kindred Spirit
Kindred Spirit is an acoustic duo with Laurette on guitar and Doug on mandolin playing and singing bluegrass, old country and American acoustic music. Laurette is originally from the hills of Pennsylvania which is reflected in her beautiful mountain voice. She has been playing and singing bluegrass and old country songs for many years and loves entertaining an audience. She now resides in Cape Coral. Doug comes from southern Indiana with a long and varied musical past, but began playing mandolin later in life. Both Doug and Laurette sing lead and join together singing the tight harmonies that bluegrass in known for. Doug lives in Fort Myers. Kindred Spirit has performed in Southwest Florida at various events in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.