Category Archives: Homosassa

Periodic night lane closures on US 19 in Homosassa Springs 4/21-29

Periodic lane closures may take place in both directions of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Friday through Saturday (April 21 – 29) nights. At least one lane will remain open in each direction during the nighttime lane closures. Homosassa Trail west of US … Continue reading Periodic night lane closures on US 19 in Homosassa Springs 4/21-29

Sew Cool! Workshop in Old Homosassa

About a month ago, the Homosassa Civic Club started a new skills program–the Sew Cool! Workshop. Held in the Old Homosassa Learning Center and led by coach Faith Peix, the workshop is open to any level sewist. Whether you’ve never stitched a stitch or can make elegant gowns, Faith and her mother Geraldine Callahan, will … Continue reading Sew Cool! Workshop in Old Homosassa

Old Homosassa goes to Tallahassee

Today I’d like to tell you about a bunch of NatureCoasters that really care about their community.  We have two very active  groups that are tirelessly working on projects for the Homosassa River. A wee bit of history–two years ago, Roger Cullen formed the “Access to the River” committee.  Made up of members of the Homosassa … Continue reading Old Homosassa goes to Tallahassee

Pre-Register Now for Wildlife Ranger Camps in June & July

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will offer two weeklong Wildlife Ranger Camps in June and July. The Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park sponsor the programs. June’s Wildlife Ranger Camp is for children ages 8 and 9 years old, and runs June 19 through June 23. July’s … Continue reading Pre-Register Now for Wildlife Ranger Camps in June & July

Wildlife Park plans Spring Egg-stravaganza on April 15

Children invited to a spring egg hunt with prizes for finders of gold eggs Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park will be hosting a Spring EGG-stravaganza starting at 8:00 am in the field behind the main entrance and Visitor Center parking area. Thousands of eggs will … Continue reading Wildlife Park plans Spring Egg-stravaganza on April 15

Just a Slice of Life in Perfect

Hi! I’m Kathy Green. What am I doing here? Well, I’ve been asked by NatureCoaster.com to post weekly. Why? Cause I’m a NatureCoaster! And what makes me a NatureCoaster? I live in Old Homosassa and love it! The best place to live on the Nature Coast–Just a Slice of Life in Perfect! What’s not to … Continue reading Just a Slice of Life in Perfect

Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be highlighting Florida’s Big and Little Cats: Florida Panthers and Bobcats during the month of April. A special program and displays on Florida Panthers and Bobcats are planned during the month of April. A special program on the Living with Florida Panthers initiative will be presented on … Continue reading Panthers and Bobcats featured at the Wildlife Park in April

Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

Experienced and novice birders are welcome The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a monthly bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, March 25, 2017. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail–one … Continue reading Wildlife Park to Host March 25 Bird Walk

Homosassa’s Wildlife Park History featured in March

The history of Homosassa and the Park will be highlighted during the month of March at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Displays on our area’s heritage will exhibited in the Park’s Visitor Center on US 19 and in the Discovery Center from Tuesday, March 7, 2017 through the end of the month. Special … Continue reading Homosassa’s Wildlife Park History featured in March

Monthly Bird Walk at Wildlife Park Sat. 2/25

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in cooperation with Citrus County Audubon Society, will host a monthly bird walk on Pepper Creek Trail on Saturday, February 25, 2017. An experienced birder from Citrus County Audubon, will lead the walk on this trail–one of 19 birding trails in Citrus … Continue reading Monthly Bird Walk at Wildlife Park Sat. 2/25

Zumba Citrus Donates 297 Teddy Bears for Citrus County Meals on Wheels Recipients

For four years straight, Zumba Citrus members in Homosassa have been collecting and donating Valentines Bears to give some love to Citrus County home bound seniors that receive Meals on Wheels. This year Zumba Citrus collected 297 adorable teddy bears in gift bags. This number was enough for all Citrus County home delivered meal clients … Continue reading Zumba Citrus Donates 297 Teddy Bears for Citrus County Meals on Wheels Recipients

New Deer Boardwalk to Open Friday 2/17 at Wildlife Park

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and the Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park will be holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Opening of the park’s new Deer Boardwalk on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm. This has been a major undertaking of the Friends … Continue reading New Deer Boardwalk to Open Friday 2/17 at Wildlife Park

Citrus Watercolor Society Spring Show 3/4-5

The Citrus Watercolor Society will be holding its Spring Art in the Park exhibit and sale in the Visitor Center of the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, 2017. This show features the artwork of the Society’s many talented watercolorists. Originals, prints and cards will be … Continue reading Citrus Watercolor Society Spring Show 3/4-5

Wildlife Park features Alligators in February

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park’s monthly focus during the month of February will be on the American alligator. Displays will be available in the Visitor Center on US 19 and in the Discovery Center inside the Wildlife Park. Two special programs will be presented on the American alligator. (featured image at top of … Continue reading Wildlife Park features Alligators in February

Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/24/17

We are nearing the final stretch of winter fishing and i look forward to those better Spring tides. With this weeks severe front there is plenty enough water, maybe too much. Look for the trout to be pushed into the deeper back country with the extreme tides, along with some redfish. Back bays like Porpoise … Continue reading Homosassa Inshore Fishing Report by Captain Toney 1/24/17

“Informational” markers at Hells Gate on the Homosassa River have been completed

Citrus County has been working closely with the United States Coast Guard for the past several months for the purpose of improving the navigational waterways of the Homosassa River. One of the improvements suggested was to install “informational” markers at Hells Gate notifying boaters of the narrow channel ahead. On January 17, 2017, Citrus County … Continue reading “Informational” markers at Hells Gate on the Homosassa River have been completed

How to Coexist with Backyard Wildlife Program 1/20 at the Wildlife Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has set aside the month of January to honor some of Florida’s well-known naturalists and conservationists. In addition to displays in the Visitor Center and the Discovery Center, we will be presenting a special program on how we can all be conservationists by making small changes in our … Continue reading How to Coexist with Backyard Wildlife Program 1/20 at the Wildlife Park

Arts & Crafts Show at the Wildlife Park 2/4

The Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will host a Wildlife Park Arts and Crafts Show and Sale on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The exhibit will be in the park’s main entrance and Visitor Center located on US 19 in Homosassa Springs. Visitors … Continue reading Arts & Crafts Show at the Wildlife Park 2/4

Join the Wildlife Puppeteers for a New Hippo Show

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will be presenting a new series of Wildlife Puppeteers’ plays on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Discovery Center inside the Wildlife Park. Regular park admission applies for the January 21, 2017 play. The Wildlife Puppeteers will also be … Continue reading Join the Wildlife Puppeteers for a New Hippo Show