Triangle News Leader

Follow Us On:

Friday Night Naturalist: A Silver River Story

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Ocala native Mark Emery once worked at Silver Springs wrestling alligators and milking rattlesnakes. While he went on to an award winning career in natural history filmmaking, Emery came back to tell the story of the beauty and history of the area.

“A Silver River Story” is the next topic for Friday Night Naturalist at the Trout Lake Nature Center.

On Friday, October 18 at 6 PM, Emery will introduce and show his documentary, which incorporates underwater and aerial footage of the Silver River and Springs. It also features the first-person accounts of the legendary glass-bottom boat drivers who worked at the attraction for decades. Collectively, they had over 200 years of service and spoke to over 12 million visitors while witnessing natural and cultural changes. The film also captures the abundance of wildlife and the beauty of the real Florida. The 40-minute documentary short will be followed by a question and answer session.
The Trout Lake Nature Center is located at 520 East CR 44, Eustis. Friday Night Naturalist programs are held monthly on the third Friday. These programs are free to attend but a $5 donation is suggested to support this in

Filmmaker Mark Emery presents “A Silver River Story” at Trout Lake Nature Center this Friday, Oct. 18.

dependent non-profit’s future programs. For more informa-tion on the program, call 352-357-7536 or email

About Trout Lake Nature Center

Trout Lake Nature Center, a 230-acre preserve in Eustis, is a private, non-profit cor-poration established in 1988. TLNC’s mission is to conserve and protect the natural environment and educate the public about its importance. For further information, visit us at troutlakenaturecenter. com or call 352-357-7536.