2021 Field Trips

October 5, 2021

Gold Head Branch State Park

Gold Head Branch State Park

November 9, 2021 

Lake Griffin State Park

Lake Griffin is a beautiful state park right out our back door. Our chapter has taken on planting and maintaining the entrance area with native plants. The area is dedicated to Steve Turnipseed, our founding president. 

Time: 7:45 am
Meeting Location: Big Cypress Recreation Center, 3110 Hendry Dr., The Villages
Sign up at September, October, or November in-person meetings or email fnpsthevillagesgmail.com.

Resident Ranger Jan Wichterman will be leading us on a 1.8-mile hike along the Spur Trail. Jan will walk us through swamp and sandhill habitats teaching us about flora and fauna along with some park history. 

Terrain is relatively flat with some sand and tree roots so hiking boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Bring drinking water. There is water available from spigots at the park.

Our group size will be capped at 12 so sign up early if you want to join our group. 

The cost is $4.00 for a single vehicle and $5.00 for a 2-8 person vehicle.

There is bathroom availability with flush toilets at both Big Cypress and Lake Griffith.  as well. Sue mentioned we would be going to Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill following our hike. It was my understanding that people would sign up at our next in-person meeting. I do not want my personal telephone number or email on our public website. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Hidden Waters Preserve (link coming soon)

Information About Field Trips led by Pam Powell

Pam will 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 www.fnps.org.

Past Field Trips

2020 Field Trips - There were no Field Trips in 2020 due to COVID19.

2019 Field Trips

2018 Field Trips

2017 Field Trips

2016 Field Trips

2015 Field Trips


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