JN “Ding” Darling will host daily tours beginning January 2 through April 8, 2018. Although the newest items featured are horseshoe crabs, they will also showcase Florida managees, gators and crocodiles.
Jack and Patty Wettestein will discuss the early uses of horseshoe crabs, their spawning and shorebird migration dependence, and shorebird migration dependence, plus of the crab, protects against infection according to Patty’s research.
Each Tuesday, the couple will discuss the features of the horseshoe and its age (over 445 million years), it’s medicinal benefits and the fact that it is older than the dinosaurs.
Among many features will be: a Bailey Tract tour, a Calusa Shell mound tours, a beach walk, and much more. The daily programs begin at 8:30 am until sometime in the afternoon. The beach walk will also be held on Sundays due to their overwhelming popularity. This program is important for families.
Some of the programs will include a fee: The Wildlife Drive, Bikes and pedestrian fees. Cost is $5 per vehicle, $1 for bikes and pedestrians. Gulfside Park (for the beach walk) also requires a fee. For the full program, list go to: https://dingdarlingsociety.org