May 11: HAWKE’S 25th Annual Dine on the Wild Side benefits area Wildlife Center

Event takes place at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Zoological Park

  • Dine on the Wild Side
  • May 11 from 5-9 p.m.
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm

HAWKE, The Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education, a not-for-profit charity that started in 1987, rehabilitates orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles, this fund-raising dinner will be held at from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Zoological Park. 

HAWKE will have exclusive use of the Alligator Farm. Enjoy a guided tour of the bird rookery from the boardwalk and view thousands of birds in all stages of life, from courtship to nesting, and be sure to bring your camera for unique close up photographic opportunities. You can see all the exhibits at the Alligator Farm an amazing Zoo which also  has many endangered species used in breeding programs to return to the wild. 

Live music will be provided by Bob Paterson and friends.

BBQ buffet by Stalveys BBQ will be served, along with  limited tickets for a vegetarian dinner featuring tofu sautéed with vegetables and served over a bed of rice donated by the Gypsy Cab  and other veggie dishes and fresh salads  donated by The Black Molly Grill.
Tickets are $45 for ages 12 & up, and $30 for children ages 5 to 11. The vegetarian dinner is $35 for adults and $20  for children ages 5 to 11. Children under 4 are admitted for free when they share a meal with their caretaker.
Tickets can be purchased through May 8 at or by calling AWKE 692-1777. Tickets also are available through May 9 at the Alligator Farm Gift Shop, Music Matters (Riverside Plaza), the St. Johns Vet Pet Store (on US 1, north of Target). Limited tickets will be available at the door.
HAWKE’s goal is to help injured wildlife, provide care and rehabilitation and to release the healthy creatures back to the wild.  HAWKE also presents wonderful education programs to area schools and civic groups on the wildlife that lives around this area and the threats to that wildlife and to the environment.  HAWKE has the only professional multi-species wildlife facility in the tri-county area, and is internationally known for its work with endangered species, raptors, river otters, and its educational programs.  Aside from the dinner, one of the best ways to help HAWKE care for injured wildlife is to become a member or corporate sponsor. HAWKE Membership  is also on web site  and come to their May 26 members open house.


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