November 3 – Crones Cradle Conserve, Organic Farm in Citra
This was a lunch; not related to FNPS but FNPS ladies are invited.
Oct 15 Scrub Point Preserve
This Lake County Water Authority Property, Scrub Point Reserve, in South Lake County is not open to the public, making this trip special.
Scrub Point is a peninsula of sandy upland, surrounded by Johns Lake, giving it both lakeshore and scrub habitat. Habitat diversity means plant, bird, and wildlife diversity; rare plants like scrub plum and clasping warea are found, along with birds as unusual as a snail kite. While there are no promises what we will see this day, we will almost certainly see liatrus and other Fall wildflowers in bloom. Only nature knows what other sightings are in store for us. This is a ranger-led hike on sandy soil.
PEAR Park Wednesday 3/13/2019
Visit the Wildlife Watch Post area, then a quarter mile walk through the scrub restoration area to the Butterfly Pavilion. Next, walk to the shady River Trail to see plant species. Return through a restoration area. Directions to PEAR Park.
Mike Roess Gold Branch State Park
January 18, 2019: Mike Roess Gold Branch State Park in Clay County. This is one of Florida’s first state parks, developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It offers rolling sand hills, ravines, lakes – it will be a lot of walking.
Moonlight trip down the Ichetucknee River
We will stop at The Great Outdoors Restaurant in High Springs first and the trip starts at 6 PM. You have to buy tickets online.