Field Trips

Snowy Egret - photo by Ken Schmidt



 It's essential to notify us in advance if you plan to attend.

Meeting places and times vary; last minute changes happen!

Remember: hat, sunscreen, water, binoculars, and insect repellent are often a good idea.

Liability Release must be signed at the trip site.



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September 17, 2016



Orlando Wetlands Park

Christmas, FL

Guided tour by tram of this landmark location.

$5 donation suggested.

Car-pool leaves Sanford library 7:15 am or meet 8 am at park.



September 23, 2016



Yankee Lk Treatment Facility

Sanford, FL

Guided tour of this protected property, home to Florida Scrub-Jays. 

Meet 8:00 am at the facility on Yankee Lake Road.



October 15, 2016



Bio Bingo

Gemini Springs Park, FL

Biology treasure hunt meets bingo at Gemini Springs, one of Florida’s Special Places.

Meet at park 9 am.



November 19, 2016



Disney Wilderness Preserve

Dr. Ross Hinkle, UCF professor & Zach Prusak, Manager of Disney Wilderness Preserve will discuss the ecosystem and restoration of the site during buggy ride. 

Limited to 20 people.

Tour begins 10 am.

Leave Jo-Ann Fabric 8 am. 

$10 fee



December 17, 2016



Wekiva Christmas Bird Count

SAS will form groups to participate



January 14, 2017



Lake Harney Wilderness Area

Geneva, FL


Guided walk will end at the new observation tower

Leave Jo-Ann Fabrics, Seminole Towne Center at 8 am or meet at parking lot of property at 8:45 am.



January 25th - 26th, 2017



Jonathan Dickinson State Park & Blowing Rocks Preserve

Stuart & Hobe Sound, FL


Visit a number of natural communities, Loxahatchee River, Nature Trails, Pontoon Boat, etc...

Blowing Rocks is a restored barrier island

Motel or campground accommodations



February 18, 2017



Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Apopka, FL


Prey ID with raptor expert, Bob Sanders.

Depart Jo-Ann Fabrics, Seminole Towne Center at 6:45 am or meet at LAWD entrance 7:30 am.

$10 fee



February 23, 2017



Blue Heron River Tour

DeLand, FL


2-hour narrated pontoon boat tour of St. Johns River

Manatees, shorebirds, some nesting sites

Reservations required: Call Sarah Donlan at 407-687-6087

$25 fee



March 18, 2017



 Evening Bat Hike

Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park

Sanford, FL


2-mile hike
Leave Jo-Ann Fabrics, Seminole Towne Center at 6:30 pm


Meet 6:45 pm at the south entrance to park.



March 26th - 28th, 2017



Wakulla Springs State Park

Tallahassee, FL


Tour the park on foot and by boat:

Mission San Luis, St. Marks NWR & other Great Florida Birding Trail sites.

We will stay at the historic Ed Ball Lodge.



April 15, 2017



Port Orange Colony

Port Orange, FL


Observe the breeding birds at the Colony

Depart Jo-Ann Fabrics at 8 am


Meet under the bridge at 9:15 am

Lunch afterwards





Sometimes we’ll investigate unusual bird sightings or go out just for the fun of it. 


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