Field Trips

2020 Field Trips 

In-person Field Trips are on hold because of the requirements of social isolation due too COVID 19. 

Information About All Field Trips

March 31, 2020 – Hidden Water Preserve POSTPONED

The differences in elevation on this 90-acre site, as well as the varying wet conditions and diversity of vegetation, make this Preserve unique. A continuous flow of water from the seepage slope supports an unusual slope forest and depression marsh at the bottom of the sink. Due to soil and moisture conditions, the mixed forest uplands contain several species of ferns normally found in wetlands. The property is included in the state-wide birding trail network and birders have recorded over 35 species during the winter months.

Date:  Tuesday, March 31
Time:  8:30 Paradise Rec. Center (behind the Rec. Center at the Paradise Library by the lake)  
Lunch:  At a local restaurant following the preserve 

The leader is Ben Biaggio who is the head of Lake County Water Authority. 
The preserve is a mix of habitat types that attract birds and butterflies.  

Contact: Pam Powell  352 750 2420  or

*April 2020 – Flat Island Preserve

* Date to be announced

Information for All Field Trips

Contact: Pam Powell 352 750 2420

Meet at La Hacienda Recreation Center to carpool. Each field trip will post a meeting place and time for members who are driving or carpooling on their own. Contact: Pam Powell 352 750 2420.

It is a good idea to have a hat, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring water, a snack and bug repellent.

If there are any changes, further details will be posted above next to the trip description.

All attendees for TVFNPS trips are asked to sign a waiver. 

NOTE: Sign-up sheets will be available at our regular meeting on the 4th Friday of the month (Meeting Dates). FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can join online at

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