Lyonia Environmental Center

Location: 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL 32725

For more information, please call 386-789-7207 or visit the Lyonia Environmental Center website.

If you'll be hiking through Lyonia Preserve, we suggest that you wear closed-toe shoes and a hat and bring water and insect repellent.

Upcoming events

Tiny trekkers

September 5 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about two sisters who learn to compromise. Afteward, we'll take a short hike through Lyonia Preserve and make a take-home craft. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Environmental...

LEC - Back-to-school brain break

September 5 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Children ages 7 and up can make homemade play dough and fossils. The cost is $3 per participant. Meet in the Lyonia Environmental Center classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.  ...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

September 6 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Meryl Streep narrates “Wings of Life,” an intimate look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers. The film is full of stunning adventure, intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Free popcorn will be provided. Bottled water, sodas, candy and chips will be available for purchas...

Scrub stroll

September 11 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

LEC - Festive fall crafts

September 12 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Fall is right around the corner! LEC staff will teach program participants how to make colorful fall decor for their homes or to give to others. Participants will make fall leaf napkin rings and table decorations. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. The cost for e...

LEC - Maintaining a native landscape for wildlife

September 12 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ginny Stibolt, author of "Sustainable Gardening for Florida" and "Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida," returns to the LEC! She will provide ideas and tools to create an authentic Florida landscape that is presentable even in neighborhoods with homeowners associations. This program is...

LEC - Chiggers: Scratching the surface

September 13 @3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Have you experienced the irritating itch of a chigger bite? Join LEC education staff to learn more about these small creatures that pack a punch. This free program will address chigger anatomy, their role in nature, bite prevention and relief methods. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eus...

Scrub stroll

September 14 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

LEC - Festive fall crafts

September 16 @10:00 am to 11:30 am
Participants will make fall leaf napkin rings and table decorations to adorn their homes or give to others. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. The cost for each participant is $3. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center's, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reser...

Scrub stroll

September 18 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

September 19 @2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ever wondered how frogs leap? The diversity of amphibians has fascinated children and adults for years. During this program you will learn all about frogs, toads and salamanders. Free popcorn will be provided. Bottled water, sodas, candy and chips will be available for purchase. This free program is...

LEC - 'Morning in the scrub' hike

September 20 @8:00 pm to 9:30 am
This hike through Lyonia Preserve is for the early riser! Join LEC education staff on this guided hike where we will be watching and listening for signs of scrub animals as they wake up in beautiful Lyonia Preserve. Participants should bring water, wear closed-toe  shoes and be prepared to hike...

Scrub stroll

September 21 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

September 25 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Tiny trekkers

September 26 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about a young bear's first autumn. Afteward, we'll take a short hike through Lyonia Preserve and make a take-home craft. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center,...

LEC - Mushroom mania

September 26 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join LEC staff for a wild mushroom extravaganza and learn how to identify the various fungi that grow in our area. Examine wild mushrooms in the pavilion before we venture out into Lyonia Preserve to find mushrooms growing in the wild. This program is free. Reservations are requested and may be m...

LEC: Festive fall wreath-making

September 27 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sip on hot apple cider and get those creative juices flowing! Bring a friend along to the LEC classroom to create a one-of-a-kind wreath using materials found in nature. Ribbon, silk leaves, flowers and other decorative materials will be provided. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia E...

Scrub stroll

September 28 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

October 2 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

LEC - Nature photography

October 3 @10:00 am to 3:00 pm
After discussing photographic techniques and rules of composition in the LEC classroom, Doug Little will lead participants into Lyonia Preserve to take photos. They’ll return to the classroom to learn how to crop and edit their photos. The fee is $50 fee per person. Registration is required; c...

Tiny trekkers

October 3 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about a little owl that visits the forest during the day, take a short hike, and make a take-home craft. Meet in Lyonia Environmental Center's classroom, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.  This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyo...

LEC - Alligators: Adversaries or allies?

October 4 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Alligators play a valuable role in the ecology of Florida’s wetlands, rivers, lakes and swamps. Join LEC staff as we dispel some alligator myths, learn more about these ancient reptiles and how we can peacefully coexist with them. This free program is designed for all ages. An optional al...

Scrub stroll

October 5 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
  Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested...

Scrub stroll

October 9 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

LEC - Fall foliage hike

October 10 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
As cooler temperatures sweep into our state, come discover the variety of colors that fall brings to the preserve! LEC staff will lead an exploratory hike into Lyonia Preserve to see what changes occur this time of year. This program is free. Meet in the Lyonia Environmental Center clas...

LEC - Family game day

October 11 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bring the whole family to LEC’s classroom any time between 2 and 4 p.m. to play environmentally themed board games and be scientists for the afternoon while examining specimens under a microscope. Spend some time learning about our live animal ambassadors, including the blue-tongued skink...

Scrub stroll

October 12 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

October 16 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

LEC - 'Creepy, crawly creatures' hike

October 17 @9:30 am to 10:30 am
Get psyched for Halloween as environmental specialists lead a hike into Lyonia Preserve in search of insects. This program is free. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. ...

LEC - Meet novelist Marcia Meara

October 17 @1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Central Florida author will explain how writing a series set in Florida differs from writing one set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each has a unique habitat, wildlife and quirky, small-town characters. Meara will present a slide show packed with scenic beauty and interesting wildlife.  ...

LEC - Pet Safety 101

October 18 @2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Our pets sometimes have interesting cravings! Join LEC education staff to learn about some common plants that are poisonous to many of our pets and ways we can provide a safer environment for them. Participants will learn what items to have on hand to create a poison safety kit for pets. This is a f...

Scrub stroll

October 19 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

October 19 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

LEC: Owl pellet dissection lab

October 21 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Did you know owls eat their prey whole? Owls cannot digest bones and therefore regurgitate them in pellets. In this hands-on lab, you will examine the contents of owl pellets with us to learn more about what owls eat and attempt to reconstruct a prey skeleton! The fee is $5 per person.   ...

Scrub stroll

October 23 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

LEC - Popcorn and a movie

October 24 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Watch “The Nest” to learn how birds around the world build their homes and select the materials and locations.  This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Popcorn will be provided. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Env...

LEC - Ephemeral wetland hike

October 25 @2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join LEC staff for this several-mile hike to Lyonia Preserve’s large ephemeral wetland. We will be looking for signs of fall along the way and investigating which plant and animal species are dependent upon this intermittent body of water. Participants should bring water, wear long pants an...

Scrub stroll

October 26 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

October 30 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Tiny trekkers

October 31 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 can listen to a book about bats that visit the beach at night. Afterward, they'll take a short hike and make a craft to take home. This free program, recommended for children ages 2 to 5, is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center. Meet at Lyonia Environm...

Scrub stroll

November 2 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

November 9 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

Scrub stroll

November 16 @10:00 am to 11:00 am
Environmental specialists lead hikes through Lyonia Preserve every Monday and Friday. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails. Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Reservations are requested and may b...

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Tim Baylie
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202 N. Florida Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

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