Deer at Bluefeild Preserve

Florida’s Diamondback Terrapins Hike

Sunday, May 16 from 8 to 9:30 a.m.: Florida’s Diamondback Terrapins Hike at Donald B. Moore Preserve, 305 Torpey Road, Fort Pierce. As one of the most bio-diverse estuaries in the U.S., the Indian River Lagoon is home for many different species.  One particular species, the diamondback terrapin, has a unique story intertwined with Florida’s history and culture. Come enjoy this beautiful coastal preserve that leads to the lagoon while learning about this beautiful and elusive turtle.

For more information and to find the link for registration, please visit, call 772-462-2526 or email

Programs are usually limited to eight people helping to allow participants to immerse themselves into the county’s beautiful natural areas. Based on current best practices, masks must be worn to participate in one of St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department’s Guided Nature Programs.

Programs target ages 12 and older unless otherwise noted.  All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Proper footwear and water are required for all programs and please leave pets at home.