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Summer Camp Scholarships!

The Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve are pleased to offer Summer Camp scholarships for students of low income families. Scholarships are available for the following camps:

  • Young Naturalist – Ages 5 - 6
  • Nature Adventure Camp - Ages 7 – 13
  • Raptor Camp – Ages 8-12

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Entering grades K - 8
  • Qualify for the free or reduced lunch program
  • Have a current ADVANTAGE membership (FREE)                                                

To nominate a child, please complete the following steps:

  • Nominator and the student complete the nomination form.
  • Parent or Guardian completes the camp application form. Please choose a camp according to child’s age.
  • The Nominator should return the nomination form, camp application form and Waiver to:

                        Camp Scholarship Committee                 

                        c/o Boyd Hill Nature Preserve                              

                        1101 Country Club Way S                        

                        St. Petersburg, FL 33705                

Nomination Forms and camp applications are due by April 21, 2017.

The parent/guardian will be notified of acceptance and the date your scholarship is awarded by April 28, 2017.

These scholarships are made possible by the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Inc. through generous contributions from local businesses, organizations, and private donors. Donations for the camp scholarships are still being accepted and can be mailed to the same address as listed above. Checks are to be made payable to Friends of Boyd Hill.

Should you need additional information, feel free to contact Boyd Hill Nature Preserve at (727) 893-7326.

Bird of Prey Update

 Mel is a male American Kestrel that came to Boyd Hill this past Spring. He has a permanent wing injury with an unknown cause and his age is unknown as well. He has been a quick learner when it comes to training and do not let his petite frame fool you because he can eat! 

Brave is an Eastern Screech Owl that arrived at Boyd Hill this past summer at an age of approximately three months old. Brave is an imprinted bird, meaning it does not know what it means to be a wild owl since it was around humans from a very young age. It is unknown why Brave was originally taken in by humans but it is a very curious and brave little owl. 


Red is an Eastern Screech Owl that arrived with Brave and is also an imprinted bird. Red is a little over a year old and was surrendered by someone who did not have proper permitting. Red is not as outgoing as Brave but still works well with people. 

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