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The Trailhead is located in Lake County, Florida. map

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

sat - wed : 8:00-5:00

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



Excerpt from November 28, 2009 Trailday Newsletter
Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving season we are truly grateful to our sponsors, financial donors and the hard working volunteers who give so much of their time and talent all year long. Without your support the Florida Scrub-Jay and Trail would not be able to keep moving forward as it has, bringing recognition and restoration to Florida's only endemic bird.

Laurel Temmen: Volunteer Extraordinaire

When you visit next time you will see an amazing amount of clean-up that has been done.

Biologist, electrician, NWF Habitat Steward and
Scrub-JayTrailblazer, Laurel
now lives in Colorado and we miss her greatly.

This month she surprised us when she came back to Florida for a couple weeks of vacation. She asked if there was anything she could do on the Trail? Needless to say we had a list a mile long. Over the days she was here she cleared an area near the shade house for a tool shed that will be built soon, cleared out the shade house and behind the greenhouse, removed and sorted through the wood from the old barn,( yes the miniature donkeys now have a new barn), installed a new spot light under one of the oak trees, fixed the lights for the signs and trees at the front entrance, and cleaned up the entire front entrance and fence line.

Wow! Laurel has an enormous amount of talent and a heart as good as gold. Thank you for your contribution Laurel.
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Eagle Scout Project Completed

Keanne Cadiente, a member with Boy Scout Troop 86, designed and built a beautiful 45 seat amphitheater as his Eagle project.

The Eagle award is a performance-based achievement that requires earning 21 merit badges in various Scout craft subjects, and developing and completing a project that will benefit the community. Keanne, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Clermont, solicited the help of ­­45 scouts, friends and family members to accomplish his project. The saying "nature giveth and nature taketh away" is so true in this instance since the 4"x14"x12' timbers were from a local barn that was destroyed in a hurricane several years ago.

This new addition to the Trail now enables other scout troops, organizations and groups to enjoy this latest educational and cultural area. A must see for all!

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