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The Trailhead is located in Lake County, Florida. map

For more information, please contact info@scrubjaytrail.org
(352) 429-5566

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of wildlife or plants seen
on the trail to this address: photos@scrubjaytrail.org



Excerpt from April 28, 2007 Trailday Newsletter
People Making News at the Trail

Many of you have been asking about the scrub-jay stepping stone by the kiosk.  This beautiful mosaic stone was designed and installed by Sandra Groeneveld .

For further viewing of her talents visit   www.kalideco.com

Sandra Groeneveld will be featured on our web site later in the month, but for now we can not thank her and her partner David Mazurek of Kalideco enough for their outstanding contribution to the creation and maintenance of the Florida Scrub-Jay Official Website.

New to the Trail this month: Louise Hunt has created beautiful informational and photographic signs for the plants on the Trail. These signs provide botanical information as well as excellent photographs and are placed directly next to the plant, making a walk up the Trail more enjoyable and educational.

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Visitors to the Trail

We were visited by officials from U.S. Fish and Wildlife's "Partners for Fish and Wildlife" program in Washington D.C. and Jacksonville, FL. The purpose of the visit was to see the "Partners" program in action and monitor our progress. The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail came through with excellent reviews, and to top it all off, along the Trail, none other than "BY" himself landed on top of each of the heads of our guests, proving that scrub-jays are alive and well on the Trail. They accused us of training them to do that. We told them that we run a side business called "Animal Actors" and rent out wildlife for movies.

Last week we hosted  Brownie Troop # 4702 of Clermont, under the leadership of Barbara Hollerand and Mindy Giallella, for a tour of the Trail. It was a lot of fun and the girls got an "up close and personal" visit with "BY" and "WHO" our resident scrub-jays and proud parents.
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Allan Jahner, owner of  Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Store in Winter Springs , FL conducted a birding field trip on the Trail this month. They spotted many species, including bluebirds, flycatchers, swallow-tail kites, and "you-know-WHO", who landed of top of the kiosk for an unforgettable photo op. It was a great outing for about 20 avid birders
Check the "Gallery" later for new photos as they come in.

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