Polk county residents and families are invited to attend Water, Wings & Wild Things at Circle B Bar Reserve this Halloween. The free, annual event takes place Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Water, Wings & Wild Things features more than 40 exhibitors providing fun opportunities to learn about the area’s nature and conservation efforts, including planting with native plants, water conservation and litter prevention.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District will feature its “Get Outside!” campaign with a campsite exhibit. Attendees will be able to walk through the campsite and learn more about the recreational activities allowed at Circle B Bar Reserve, including camping, picnicking and equestrian.
Attendees will also be able to take part in hands-on activities and guided tours of the reserve. Some of the family activities include tree climbing (for six-year-olds and up), kite making and a butterfly tent. Inside Polk’s Nature Discovery Center, attendees will be able to experience several interactive exhibits that focus on the Green Swamp, water systems and central Florida lakes.
This event is a collaborative effort of Polk County government agencies, the District, and other local municipalities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations. Representatives from these agencies and organizations will have hands-on exhibits and be available to answer questions regarding a variety of issues ranging from water conservation to gardening tips and fire prevention with Smokey the Bear.
Circle B Bar Reserve is located at 4399 Winter Lake Road (SR 540) in Lakeland. The entrance is approximately two miles east of US 98.
For more information about the workshops taking place during the day of the event, please call (863) 668-4673. Reservations are required to take part in a workshop.