This exciting 3-day festival, held over a weekend every May and based at the Atlantic Recreation Center, celebrates the bioregion on and around Amelia Island. The festival includes numerous nature tours led by area naturalists and park rangers; nature photography workshops taught by local professionals; a nature-based/green business expo; a Kids’ Niche, with nature-based activities for children; critters from the Jacksonville Zoo; a Silent Auction; and more!
Wild Nites Nature Lectures are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the months September - May at 7:00pm at the Peck Center Auditorium, 516 South 10th Street (corner of South 10th Street & Fir Street). All lectures are FREE and open to the public.
NOTE: Due to continuing CDC guidance related to large indoor gatherings, Wild Nites lectures will be held virtually on Zoom. Visit the Wild Amelia website to obtain the Zoom links for each month's lecture.
Wild Nites Lectures 2021-2022
September 2021: No lecture
October 12th: "Black Skimmers." Presenter - Bill George, President, Amelia Island Bird Club
November 9th: "2021 Sea Turtle Update." Presenter - Mary Duffy, Amelia Sea Turtle Watch
December 14th: "Big Talbot Island Grand Site Study." Presenter - Keith Ashley
January 11th, 2022: "Monarch Butterflies." Presenter - David Cook
February 8th: "Local Fossils." Presenter - Richard Hulbert
March 8th: "Gopher Tortoises." Presenter - Danielle Dimato