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Meeting places and times vary; last minute changes happen!
Remember: hat, sunscreen, water, binoculars, and insect repellent are often a good idea.
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September 17, 2016
Orlando Wetlands Park
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
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
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.
December 17, 2016
Wekiva Christmas Bird Count
SAS will form groups to participate
January 14, 2017
Lake Harney Wilderness Area
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
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.
February 23, 2017
Blue Heron River Tour
2-hour narrated pontoon boat tour of St. Johns River
Manatees, shorebirds, some nesting sites
Reservations required: Call Sarah Donlan at 407-687-6087
March 18, 2017
Evening Bat Hike
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park
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
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
Sometimes we’ll investigate unusual bird sightings or go out just for the fun of it.
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