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Every month on the second Saturday. John D. MacArthur State Beach Park hosts a car show and food truck rally. If you want to check out some cool cars and enjoy great Florida weather, come out this Saturday from 12pm to 4pm.

The rally is open to all vehicles: trucks, cars and motorbikes, original, restored or modified.  There will be food trucks provided by the Food Truck Invasion, live bands, and kids craft table.  The event is free if you are entering your vehicle but park entrance is $5 per vehicle.

You can also enjoy getting out into ‘The Real Florida' at this beautiful state park.  There is a free shuttle from the car show to other areas of the park including the beach and the nature center.  We look forward to seeing you there for a great…

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The Hobe Sound Nature Center is celebrating Earth Day this Saturday with a great celebration for kids. Scheduled activities include the highly popular HOOK KIDS ON FISHING program for kids 6 to 16 with a parent. Co-sponsored by Anglers for Conservation, this event teaches techniques and tips for young anglers plus provides equipment to continue their new hobby with their families. The class is open to the first 50 students who sign up. At 12:30 pm, you can also sign up to go wading in the sea grasses of the Indian River Lagoon.

Using nets and seine, catch, observe and release small marine creatures that call the estuary home. Recommended for ages 4 and up, this get wet activity is both fun and educational!  A variety of other activities will be…

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Head to the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area tomorrow at 5:30PM and join the biologists from the Environmental Resource Management (ERM) Department on a walk through South Florida’s “desert” scrubland.

You should wear comfortable shoes on the hike and bring a water bottle. But don’t worry, it’s not a particularly difficult track, and it isn’t very far so as long as you are able to stay on your feet for at least an hour, you shouldn’t have any problems.

After the hike the group will jump into kayaks and paddle the restored shoreline of Jupiter Ridge, as well as the meandering oxbows of the historic Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve. Finally, you will finish the adventure hiking back over the ridge.

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When: Wed, April 17, from…

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The North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area recently became the first certified, Autism-friendly park in the state.

This park is a great addition to the community and a valuable resource for those on the spectrum who can now enjoy the great, South Florida outdoors along with everyone else.

To make the area safe for those with Autism the Palm Beach County Environmental Resource Management Office partnered with the Learning Academy at the El's Center of Excellence to add additional water barriers, signage and rest areas.

North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area

This 160-acre natural area preserves mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, depression marsh, and dome swamp ecosystems. It is also home to several populations of rare plants including Atlantic St.…

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Join the experts of the Atala Chapter (Palm Beach) of the North American Butterfly Association this Saturday and learn about our native butterflies and the habitats and plants they depend on for survival.

This exploration will be at Cypress Creek South Natural Area (Jupiter, FL) .The natural area is located on the south side of Indiantown Road approximately 1.8 miles west of Florida Turnpike / I-95. This will be a leisurely hike along well maintained walking trails.

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When: Sat, April 13, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Cypress Creek South Natural Area - 9424 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478

Cypress Creek Natural Area

The Cypress Creek Natural Area spans both sides of Indiantown Road, over 2,000 acres…

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Starting at 11:00 A.M. this Saturday you and your family can go on one of the MacArthur Beach State Park's guided butterfly walks where you can see thousands of butterflies in their natural environment. You will see different species in all different colors, from orange Monarchs to black and yellow Zebra Heliconians to vivid green Malachites.

Guests of the butterfly walks are sure to see some butterflies you’ve never seen before. The educated tour guides will explain the different varieties of butterflies and what plants they are attracted and more. The hike will also include information on the plants that attract the winged insects, so there’s an educational twist in case you want to bring the kids.

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If you live in Hobe Sound or Stuart come out to the Hobe Sound Nature Center at 9:30am to explore the sand pine scrub, coastal hammock and shores of Indian River Lagoon. You can expect to see gopher tortoises, scrub lizards, manatees, eagles, ospreys and other wildlife along the way!

This is a perfect, laid back event for families and those looking to explore and learn about local, South Florida Wildlife.

The group will meet in the exhibit hall to learn about the flora and fauna that call the Indian River Lagoon, coastal hammock and sand pine scrub their home.

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When: 9:30am

Where: Hobe Sound Nature Center - 13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455.

Hobe Sound Nature Center

The Hobe Sound Nature…

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Lyman Kayak Park in Lantana is a great place for paddlers to slip their human-powered vessels into the water away from the bustle of Sportsman’s Park, where the launch ramps are used mostly for powerboats.

The park’s 30 parking spaces also serve the patrons of shops and restaurants along Ocean Avenue. The park is at 106 N. Lake Drive, about a block north of Ocean Avenue. Parking is free but limited to three hours.

In addition to a kayak launching area and parking lot, the park features a 180-foot pier overlooking the Lake Worth Lagoon, open space covered with grass, bicycle racks and benches.

No dogs are allowed in the kayak park because of an ordinance that prohibits pets at all town facilities (except the dog park at Maddock Park on West…

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is offering Palm Beachers a behind the scenes look of their outdoor sea turtle hospital tomorrow, Tuesday, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

During this event you will receive snacks and refreshments and will be treated to a unique look at what it takes to run a state-of-the-art veterinary facility like the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. This is a great thing to do if you have kids or grandkids that are interested in wildlife, it gives them the opportunity to learn about some the animals and ecosystem right in their backyards.

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Price: Starting at $15

When: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Where: 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408 United States

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead…

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The Natural Area Festival is a great outdoor event coming up in Palm Beach County for kids (Ages 8 and up) and their parents. During the event, which is hosted by the Winding Waters Natural Area in West Palm Beach, you and your child will work as a team to navigate through the woods using a compass, map, and your sense of direction.

A quick lesson will be given along with compasses to use (not to keep). This hike as an extra special SURPRISE that’s will elevate the fun. Additional spots will be available on the day of the festival.

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When: Sat, March 9 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: Winding Waters Natural Area - 6161 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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