Party to celebrate Simpson Park's 100th year
From 6 to 8 pm, local eco-historian Frank Schena, will give a brief talk on the history of the area and its ecology, followed by a walk in the park, literally. Refreshments will be provided by Vino's in the Grove and PM Buenos Aires, with music by RutiCelli.
Charles Torrey Simpson (1846-1932) was known as the "Sage of Biscayne Bay" and "the Patriarch of South Florida's Naturalists". Come learn about this pioneering iconoclast and our native landscape which he fought to preserve, right in our own backyard.
"Into [this hammock] I can retire alone from the strife, the cares and worries of this world; here it seems to me, I can mingle with the very life of the forest ... here I become a part, however small, of the Great Scheme of Things." -- Florida Wild Life, by Charles Torrey Simpson
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