FAVOR Florida Keys  - the Florida Keys Wildlife Society

The Friends Group for the National Wildlife Refuges of the Florida Keys  

Second Annual Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Outdoor Fest - A Brilliant Success!

Our Second Annual Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges OUTDOOR FEST was held March 11-18, 2017.

Guided walks, bike rides, kayak excursions, photography workshops, 'Nature Therapy', provided an opportunity see the refuges up close and personal! 

Outdoor Fest 2017 featured two festivals in one - March 11-14 focused on Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Key Largo, home to the American Crocodile and the adorable Key Largo Wood Rat. Saturday March 11th 9am - 2pm the Wildlife and Outdoor Fair in Key Largo  featured hands-on activities for kids, food, music, a silent auction and more!  It was followed by three days (March 12,13,14) of outdoor activities - nature hikes, historical walks, and featured guest speakers who'll entertain you with tales of butterflies, pineapples and more!

Moving down the Keys, March 15-18, the focus shifted to the National Wildlife Refuges of the Lower Keys centered on Big Pine Key. A sunrise photography walk on Wednesday is followed by guided nature walks, a reptile walk, butterfly encounters, bike rides and kayak excursions. An Open House at the Refuges' Visitor Center featured the results of this years' Photography Contest - on display through May. The Lower Keys' Saturday Family Fun Wildlife and Outdoor Fair on Saturday, March 18th 9am-2pm, featured a different cast and experiences including food, music, silent auction, kids activities, and so much more! 

The first ever OUTDOOR FEST in March 2016 was a great fun!  People from all over got to experience our National Wildlife Refuges first hand though guided walks, bike rides, kayak trips and so much more! The Saturday Family fun fairs - one each in Key Largo and Big Pine showcased not only our incredible wildlife but also many of our eco-minded non profit partners!

Special thanks to all who helped make our OUTDOOR FEST a great success - Friends, Volunteers, Sponsors, Visitors, and all!

Questions? Email us at flkeysoutdoorfest@gmail.com