Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland offers a variety of nature based activities for all ages. You do not want to miss out on any of the fun family friendly activities offered to local residents as well as people enjoying a Central Florida vacation. 

Sign up for a tram tour, a workshop and our Nature Fun Day or just get outdoors and enjoy Polk’s Water, Wildlife, and Wilderness. Nature Tour sign ups begin on the first working day of each month; to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ext. 205.

Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

  • Thursday, January 5 from 9:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m.

*Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property.  Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.  

Circle B Bar Reserve
Circle B Bar Reserve

Lake Region Audubon Hike

  • Saturday, January 7 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Lake Region Audubon Society will begin periodic bird hikes at Circle B Bar Reserve led by the Bird Club. For more information, e-mail birdclub@lakeregionaudubon.org  or call Bob Snow at 863-712-3878.

DIRT DAY- The Four Seasons of Family FUN

  • Saturday, January 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Come on out and join staff for Dirt Day - the Four Seasons of Family FUN series.  Learn why why water matters!  Come and enjoy learning about where are water comes from and how everybody can make a positive impact on saving water at home.  Also, registered participants will take a tram tour through our pristine habitats.  

This is a FREE event for children ages 5-12.  Signup for this event at eventbrite.com. You will not want to miss out on the family fun day at Circle B Bar Reserve!  All children must be accompanied an adult.  This event is sponsored by Friends of the Parks and the Florida Master Gardner's.

Circle B Bar Reserve
Circle B Bar Reserve

Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

  • Sunday, January 8 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. 

Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

  • Tuesday, January 10 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

*Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property. Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.  

Guided Bird Hike

  • Wednesday, January 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

*Requires sign up. Join our volunteer guide on a hike through the Marsh and learn about the birds of Circle B Bar Reserve. This will be a great time of year to bird watch at Circle B Bar Reserve, so do not miss out on this hike. Bring binoculars and a camera, because you never know what birds will be stopping in at the Marsh. Limit 10 people.

Circle B Bar Reserve
Circle B Bar Reserve

Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

  • Friday, January 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

*Requires sign up. Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property. Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.

Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

  • Saturday, January 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 15 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. 

Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

  • Tuesday, January 17 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

*Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property.  Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.  

Circle B Bar Reserve
Circle B Bar Reserve

Lake Region Audubon Hike

  • Saturday, January 21 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Lake Region Audubon Society will begin periodic bird hikes at Circle B Bar Reserve led by the Bird Club. For more information, e-mail birdclub@lakeregionaudubon.org  or call Bob Snow at 863-712-3878.

Arbor Day Tree Planting: Volunteer Work Day

  • Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*Requires sign up.  Come celebrate this HUGE community event for Florida’s Arbor Day with staff by helping plant 1000 cypress trees at Circle B Bar Reserve. This tree planting event is a learning opportunity to get families involved in the environment and conservation of our natural resources.  Don’t forget to bring your favorite shovel, gloves, hat and sunscreen.  Hot dogs and drinks will be provided after the event.  

Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

  • Sunday, January 22 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

*Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. 

Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

  • Tuesday, January 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

*Requires sign up. Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property. Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people.

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Guided Bird Hike

  • Wednesday, January 25 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

*Requires sign up. Join our volunteer guide on a hike through the Marsh and learn about the birds of Circle B Bar Reserve. This will be a great time of year to bird watch at Circle B Bar Reserve, so do not miss out on this hike. Bring binoculars and a camera, because you never know what birds will be stopping in at the Marsh. Limit 10 people.

Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

  • Saturday, January 28 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, January 29 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

*Requires sign up.  Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property. 

Eagle Nest Tour (Electric Tram Tour)

  • Tuesday, January 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

*Requires sign up. Take a personalized tour of an active bald eagle nest on our property. Observe the bald eagle pair maintain the (queen-sized bed) nest, seek and hunt for food, and protect the nests from other flying birds. Limit 9 people. 

You may also be interested in Circle B Bar Reserve, Central Florida Barbeque Festivals, Dog Day of Winter, Alafia River Rendezvous, One Man, Two Guvnors or Lakeland.