Kayak, plant seedlings at Robinson Preserve

Robinson Preserve
A view from the observation tower at Robinson Preserve. - Cindy Lane | Sun

Love nature? You can kayak Robinson Preserve on Friday and plant native species on its newest acreage on Saturday.

On Friday, Sept. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., join the Sunset Starlight Paddle, a guided nature trip in the salt marshes of Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton.

The group will take advantage of low tide to watch the sunset from the sandbars of the Manatee River. Bring your camera for great shots of egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills.

Kayakers at Robinson Preserve
Kayak tours at Robinson Preserve are fun and safety conscious. – Cindy Lane | Sun

The easy paddle can be enjoyed by beginning kayakers. Bring your own kayak or canoe and safety gear, including a light and a life jacket. For reservations, call 941-742-5757 ext. 7.

On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., join volunteers for the National Estuaries Week Robinson expansion planting and get a sneak peak on all the updates in the new section of the preserve.

For reservations, e-mail [email protected] or call 941-742-5923 ext. 2.