Wild Amelia

“For most of the wild things on Earth, the future must depend on the conscience of mankind.”
Archie Carr

great egret on branch

Wild things coming your way…

Wild Nite Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7pm, @ Peck Center—
The Ark Wildlife Care and Sanctuary

Get the Complete Wild Nite Schedule Here.

Our 2024 Calendar Is Available Now. See below for how to get yours.

Download our Wildlife Rescue Contacts wallet card.

See the winning entries from our 2023 Nature Photo Contest!


Nature Festival

Mark your calendar - for the 2024 Wild Amelia Nature Festival - we have great things planned!

Events are scheduled beginning May 11th, with the popular Wild Amelia Eco-Expo scheduled May 18, 10 am - 3 pm, Atlantic Recreation Center, Fernandina Beach.

Sign-up for our Newsletter, or check back here, for a schedule of events.

We love our volunteers!  If you would like to join our planning committee, or volunteer during the Nature Festival, contact us HERE.

Wild Nite speaker

Wild Nite Presentations

Wild Nite nature presentations are held the second Tuesday of the month from September–May.

Speakers are experts in their field who share their knowledge about native fauna, flora and the amazing ecosystem that surrounds us.

The Ark Wildlife Care and Sanctuary — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7 pm, Peck Center Auditorium.

Get the complete schedule of Wild Nite topics and speakers.


Nature Photography Programs

Photo Classes are open for Registration.

Feb. 2 - Feb. 4 - Classes are offered ala cart or as a package. For a complete class schedule visit Eventbrite HERE.

Feb. 10 - Children's Photography Workshop.  Visit Eventbrite HERE for information and to reserve your space.


Photo Contest (see the 2023 winners here!)

Our 2024 Nature Photography Calendar is available now!
This beautiful calendar brings the flora, fauna, birdlife, and landscapes of our wild Amelia Island to you every month. Available at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro and The Visitor Center at Fort Clinch. Also available at Wild Nite or with a Keep Nassau Beautiful membership of $50 or more.


Junior Naturalist Program

The Junior Naturalist Program is designed for kids 7–15 years of age. Activities include observing nature, attending nature events, creating arts and crafts, writing, and more.

This program consists of activities in our three booklets: The Seashore, The Maritime Forest and The Saltmarsh.

Complete the self-study booklets to earn a Junior Naturalist Certificate.

Pileated Woodpecker photo

Critter of the Year

Each year since 2007 we have chosen a Critter-of-the-Year and structured programs to build awareness of, and respect for, a particular species found in our ecosystem.

Each year's animal is on that year's Wild Amelia Nature Festival t-shirt design.

2024 is the year of the majestic Pileated Woodpecker. Learn more about these beautiful birds…


About Wild Amelia

Wild Amelia, now proudly a program of Keep Nassau Beautiful, began in 2007 when a group of volunteers joined together with the goal of protecting the natural habitat remaining on Amelia Island and in Nassau County, Florida.

The original mission of promoting a conservation ethic for our unique and fragile ecosystem continues and grows as a program of Keep Nassau Beautiful.