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from March 24, 2007 Trailday Newsletter
Making News at the Trail
|Laura and Chris Sampson have volunteered
to mark the trail with wood stakes. Since Steve Scott, Eagle
Scout, has done such a great job on his restoration area we
no longer have as many weeds to indicate where the trail is. So
Laura and Chris have offered to help in this area.
Louise Hunt is creating new photo signs for the plant material on the
trail. Many have faded over time and Louise has done experimentation for years
on the type of ink and photo paper that holds up best to our Florida weather.
So new signs are on the way.
Joyce and Bill Stefancic have recently updated the monthly changing activity
board of the kiosk, so don't forget to check this out when you walk by. Looks
Our graphic designer, Michael Mojher has created a magnificent
look for us with our logo and Sandra Groeneveld & David
Mazurek are creating the beginning of a beautiful web site at
www.scrubjaytrail.org This is currently under construction
and they are waiting for us to give them the content of the website.
So we have to get on with it. Thank you so much for all of your
talents. Very classy!
This weekend we will be clearing another area of the trail in increments of 50
square foot areas. Soon the entire entrance to the Trail will be restored. We
are very thankful to the volunteers that keep this energy going year after year
and take newcomers under their wing. We are also very thankful to our local sponsors, Lake
County Dept. of Tourism and Business Relations, our National sponsors, National
Wildlife Federation and our Federal Sponsors, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Partners
for Fish and Wildlife Program. We could not do what we do without you!
Welcome back to Laurel Temmen. After months in Arizona where
she worked at the Chiricachua National Monument and saw plenty of
Mexican Jays (larger and louder than the Florida Jays) she is back
in Gainesville, Florida with Florida Fish and Wildlife. Laurel was
a steward of the National Wildlife Federation Spring class '06 that
got so much attention for the U.S. Government Post office garden
in Clermont. She has also been very passionate about her activities
with Lake Louisa State Park. We are so happy to have her talents
back in Florida. Look forward to seeing you again soon Laurel!
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|This past month we had folks from Ohio, Kentucky,
Tennessee and Florida visit the Scrub-Jay Trial. One couple from
Tennessee have tried to see a scrub-jay all their lives and never
had until they came to The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail. At age 85 that
was a gift worth giving. It was also a first for the folks from
Ohio and Tennessee. We truly have something special to offer in
Our outreach is across the continent this month.
The Outrigger Canoe Club in Hawaii has sent the Florida Scrub-Jay Trailblazers
a new recipe to try this weekend (carrot bread) at our breakfast table. It is
always a huge hit at their events and they thought it would go over well in Florida
also. Bruce will make it and see if it holds up to theirs. You be the judge.
Thank you Outrigger Canoe Club! Does this mean we need a trip to Hawaii to make
the comparison. Shucks, Terri Cleary has already been there. She will have to
be our local judge! Back
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