Bradenton – Just over the Manatee bridge leaving Anna Maria Island is one of the areas most popular nature preserves attracting visitors year round. Coming up are two reasons among many to enjoy Robinson Preserve while on vacation.
Robinson Wagon Tour
On Saturday, February 7th from 8-10am, a tour guide while cart you around Robinson Preserve while explaining the preserve’s history, wildlife, flora and fauna. The tour is suitable for all ages and seats are on a first come, first served basis.
Valentine’s Date at Robinson
Start your Valentine’s celebration early on Tuesday, February 10th from 6-8pm with a master naturalist and two chef’s. Melissa, the master naturalist, and chef’s Brian and Aedan will take you and your partner on a date at Robinson Preserve. You’ll enjoy a sunset from the observation tower where you get learn what really happens iwth the birds and the bees. You’ll also discuss the courting strategies of the preserve’s wildlife. You’ll finish the night up with a delicious desert over a campfire. The night is recommended for ages 16 and up. To reserve call 941-748-4501, ext. 6039.
Directions: Take SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) east from Anna Maria Island to 75th Street West. Turn north on 75th Street West and drive to 17th Avenue Northwest. Turn left and continue to the end of the street. Robinson Preserve is located on the corner of 17th Avenue Northwest and 99th Street West
Address: 1704 99th Street Northwest, Bradenton, FL 34209
Bradenton – The weather is beautiful and although you don’t need a reason to be outdoors, there is always something in the area that helps you figure out what to do once you get out of the house. Robinson Preserve is hosting a series of free events this week to give you a taste of the beautiful Manatee County sights and sounds.
On Thursday January 15th from 10am-11am experience a Tai-Chi and Qigong class. Suitable for beginners and experts, it will include an exploration of both styles of martial arts. Reservations are required. Call 941-742-5757 ext. 6.
Enjoy a Master Gardener tour on Sunday January 18th from 9am-11am with Master Gardener Sam Starrett.
The annual Robinson Preserve Race at Couch to 5K takes place on Tuesday January 20th from 5pm-6pm. The walk and run program starts out slow and is good for runners of all experience levels 13 and up. Reservations are required. Call 941-748-4501 ext. 6044.
The Preserve Ambassadors for Robinson Preserve are joining on Wednesday January 21st from 2pm-4pm. They will be hosting a course designed to help volunteers learn more about Manatee County’s preserve system. The first course focuses on Robinson Preserve’s history, habitats and wildlife. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and pin for this course. Reservations are required. Call 941-748-4501 ext. 6039.
Bradenton – This is what’s going on at Robinson Preserve weekend December 20th. Located just off of Anna Maria Island in Bradenton, Robinson Preserve is one of the areas best spots to hike, kayak and enjoy nature.
The Salt Marsh Explorers are going out Saturday December 20th and they would like you to join. From 1pm – 2pm, the Salt Marsh Explorers will be hiking and taking in the local wildlife. They’ll be equipped with their new WCIND-funded backpacks that are stuffed full of tools and activities to get you fully outfitted for the hike. Call 941-748-4501 ext 6039 to register and find out more.
Then on Sunday December 21st from 9am – 11am Master Gardener Sam Starrett will take walkers on a relaxing stroll stroll to see Robinson’s resident plants undergoing a colorful transformation. Call the Master Gardener office for reservations at 941-722-4524.
Take a trip off island to Bradenton, and enjoy a fun weekend outdoors at Robinson Preserve. There is always something to see when you visit the great and wild outdoors public space!
Want to learn to cook while visiting Anna Maria Island? While the post below is come and gone Publix Supermarket does offer cooking classes each month. Be sure to visit Publix website for more information. Until then below is some past history of classes offered just off Anna Maria Island.
Plants, herbs, recipes; oh my! On Tuesday July 16th, Chef Aedan will be hosting a seminar “Edible Plants of Summer”. The event takes place in the gorgeous Robinson Preserve, and then moves to the Chef’s Table to enjoy the delicacies discussed during the short hike through the preserve. This event requires reservations and is suitable for guests ages 13 and older.
Alternatively, on Wednesday July 17th, the Island Branch Library will be hosting a “Cooking With Herbs” demonstration. This informative class is free and open to all ages. This event is presented by the Manatee County Agriculture & Extension Service: Family and Consumer Sciences Division.
“Edible Plants of Summer”
July 16th, 2013 from 6 p.m to 7.3o pm
Robinson Preserve: 99th St NW and 17th Ave NW, Bradenton.
To make reservations, call 941-748-4501 ext. 4616
“Cooking With Herbs”
July 17th, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Island Branch Library:5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach