Events Calendar

Call the refuge at 850-925-6121 to register. Registrations cannot be taken more than 30 days before an event AND no more than 2 names can be accepted at one time.

Calendar subject to change. Call to confirm.


SEPTEMBER 

Confirm with Refuge at (850)925-6121 for Tuesday openings of the lighthouse in September. 

24 – St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, entry free
 
28 – National Public Lands Day – FEE FREE – help the refuge! Call (850)925-6121 to sign up for volunteer activities from 9:30 am – noon.
 
29 – Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call for a space – 10 am – 1 pm.  

OCTOBER 

Confirm with Refuge at (850)925-6121 for Tuesday openings of the lighthouse in October.

 1 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – (850)925-6121.

4 - Last day for 2019 Pollinator Art Contest entries to be received.

4-5 St. Marks lighthouse keeper’s quarters open, Legacy Live Oak and Saltworks exhibits- 10 am – 4 pm each day, $2 entry fee. 
 
5 – Shutterbugs – learn how to photograph and edit photos on your smart phone! Call (850)925-6121 to make a reservation and for additional directions. Leader Karen Willes.

5 – Early Fall Wildlife Tour – 9 am and 1 pm with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone. Call (850)850/925-6121 for reservations.

8 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – (850)925-6121.

10 – Tots on Trails – 11 am – please call to register, pre-school age programming. 

11 - Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call for a space – 10 am – 1 pm. Sign up required. 

13 – Second Sunday talk – “Imperiled Butterflies” Dr. Jaret Daniels. 2 pm. National Wildlife Refuge Week –FEE FREE TODAY. 

15 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, NWR Week FREE. Check with refuge office to confirm – (850)925-6121. 

19 - St. Marks Photo Club – Milky Way Shoot – meet at the picnic area at 5 pm on Lighthouse Rd. Sign up required – call 850-925-6121. Weather permitting – call refuge at 850-925-6121 to confirm.

20 - Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call 850-925-6121 for a space – 10 am – 1 pm. Sign up required.

 22 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – (850)925-6121.

 26 –  Monarch Butterfly Festival– exhibits, tours, butterfly tagging – 10 am – 4 pm.

 29 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – (850)925-6121.

30 – Fundraising at Proof Brewery for St. Marks Lighthouse – 6 pm – 8:30 pm

31 – Re-Light the St. Marks Lighthouse – celebrate re-lighting the historic St. Marks Lighthouse – event begins at 5:30 pm with lighting at 7 pm. More details to follow.

NOVEMBER 

 Confirm with Refuge at (850)925-6121 for Tuesday openings of the lighthouse in November.

1-2 St. Marks lighthouse keeper’s quarters open, Legacy Live Oak and Saltworks exhibits- 10 am – 4 pm each day, $2 entry fee.
 
2 – Fall Wildlife Tours with Don Morrow – 9 am and 1 pm – Call (850)925-6121 for reservation.
 
5 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.
 
5 – 9 – Panacea Archery hunt – Panacea Unit only for permitted hunters. 
 
8 - Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call for a space – 10 am – 1 pm. Sign up required. 

10 – Second Sunday talk – "Wakulla- Mysterious Waters" with Dr. Jim Dunbar – discoveries and scientific protocols from the Wakulla Springs archaeological testing. 2 pm. 

12 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – (850)925-6121. 
 
12 – 16 – Wakulla Archery hunt – Wakulla Unit only for permitted hunters.

14 – Tots on Trails – 11 am, please call to register. Program for pre-school aged.

16 – St. Marks NWR Photo Club – fall wildlife photo safari – call for reservation (850)935-6121.

19 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – (850)925-6121.

24 - Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call for a space – 10 am – 1 pm. Sign up required.

 26 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – (850)925-6121.

 29 – Black Friday wagon tour – 10 am with Neil Hostnick.  Call for reservation.

DECEMBER

3 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

6-7 - St. Marks lighthouse keeper’s quarters open, Legacy Live Oak and Saltworks exhibits- 10 am – 4 pm each day, $2 entry fee.

6-7 – Youth Deer Hunt – Port Leon area closed to public use except permitted hunters.

7 – Early Winter Wildlife tours – 9 am and 1 pm with Don Morrow. Call for reservations.

8 – Second Sunday Talk – “Birds of St. Marks – Overview of Birds and the Birding Year,” Don Morrow, speaker. Learn month-to-month explanation of our bird diversity! 2 pm.

8 - Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call for a space – 9 am – noon. Sign up required.

10 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

17 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

22- Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call for a space – 10 am – 1 pm. Sign up required

24 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

27 - Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call for a space – 10 am – 1 pm. Sign up required.

31 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.