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wonderful treats for us ...
... and a rabbit's
not so wonderful treat..
August 25, from 8:00am-11:00am marks the next Trailday
the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail.
What better way to celebrate the hot
steamy weather than by getting soaked while working on the irrigation
system. We may even be joined by the resident scrub-jays who
enjoy finding the broken lines that the rabbits have chewed,
creating pools for them to splash in. What teamwork!
the irrigation is the only agenda item this month, but if it's
an aerobic workout you're after, we'll
happily direct you to some weeding.
As usual, the breakfast table
will be open for any and all contributions, and coffee, quiche
and Italian Ice will be served. Ice water will be available on
the Trail, and don't forget to wear a hat, closed shoes and gloves.
RSVP if you plan on attending at or
We had a good turnout, so we were able to divide
and conquer. Half the group worked on the Pine Ridge Elementary
School garden. This time of year the garden is displaying beautiful
examples of Florida native Partridge-pea, Asclepias tuberosa and
Palafoxia. The other half of the group worked on the Chinaberry
accomplished on this day! (check
July's newsletter for pictures of all the activities)
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Making News at the Trail
The last of the Chinaberry trees have been
cut down and piled up. With the help of Trailblazers (from left
to right) Bill
Stefancic, Dan Cleary, Louise Hunt, Bruce Brown, Michelle Dent,
and Harry Bowman , the
pesty invasives were sawn, cut up and dragged away. Over the
next year, the focus will be to herbicide the seedlings as
they pop up.
Thanks to all who have helped and continue to help as we eradicate
this invasive pest that is spreading all over the state of Florida.
Bluebird Boxes added to Trail
Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward Jana Harris contributed
2 new bluebird boxes to the Trail, and installed them with the
help of Rodney Arnold and 2 year old Joy. We
were at full occupancy this year, so more boxes will assure even
more blue birds next year.
visiting the Trail, Joy hopped a ride on one of the miniature
Dan Cleary donated materials and labor to
reconstruct the utility wagon used regularly on the Trail for
hauling. Dan's handiwork
is always appreciated.
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Flora on the Web
Congratulations to Sandra Groeneveld, Louise Hunt and Joyce Stefancic for
the completion of the "Flora" section of the Florida Scrub-Jay
Trail website, which resides under the "About" section.
You will see some of the most beautiful photographs
of Florida native plants, as seen on the Trail. Website coordinator,
Sandra Groeneveld spent countless hours cataloging, labeling and
contributing to the photography. The Scrub-Jay Trail website has
received rave reviews from all over the country and has helped
to raise the awareness of the need to save Florida's only endemic
bird, the federally threatened Florida scrub-jay.
Over the past
years, Louise Hunt and Joyce Stefancic have documented the changing
seasons of the plants and the wildlife on the Trail, for use
not only on the website, but for the kiosk as well. Louise has
also produced the interpretive signage along the Trail.
have any unique photos taken on the Trail, we encourage you to
share them by submitting them to
Thanks to all of you who contribute your time and talents to the Trail. Back
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