January 18, 2013 Rookery Bay Nature Festival: Renee Wilson poses with Friday & Saturday's evening keynote speaker Elam Stoltzfus a documentary film producer. Last year he participated in and filmed a 1000 mile South-North trek in 100 days through an important Florida wildlife corridor being organized and preserved via help from landowners, public agencies and more. To hear his talk and participate in the weekend event contact http://www.rookerybay.org/ for availability, details and options. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
Friday was the kickoff for the 2013 Rookery Bay Nature Festival. The weekend will be highlighted by about 40 guided field activities including bird watching and kayaking. There's also a guided trek around the Shell Island Preserve area where participants will get an insight into native Calusa and post-Civil War settler lifestyles. Film maker Elam Stoltzfus will discuss his adventures in filming the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition ('1000 miles in 100 days') on Saturday. Go to www.rookerybay.org for more information.