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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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April 24, 2010 Trailday Newsletter
Hello Trailblazers and Friends,


Another month has gone by and much has been accomplished. Thank you for all of your contributions.

The scrub-jays are nesting and continuing to do a great job of protecting their turf. We have lots of snakes; swallow tail kites, all kinds of hawks and more mocking birds than ever before. And you should see the wildflower Lupine (Lupinus diffusus) that has sprung out of the ground. It is the first one in 14 years that we have been here. Very pretty surprise.

To add to the Blue aspect of the Trail we have a very nice Bluebird Trail that is being monitored and maintained by Jana Harris and Janet Carter. They have spent many hours repairing and replacing boxes as well as installing several predator guards on the polls.
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Trailday April 24, 2010

Tomorrow we have another full schedule.

From 8am-11am we will be checking the low volume irrigation lines and installing some new ones. Another project for tomorrow is to weed the area underneath the Kiosk. If you are interested in this project please let us know when you arrive.

Feel free to contribute to the breakfast table if you'd like, however it is not required to participate.

Please do however let us know if you will be attending so we can prepare accordingly. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in the morning.
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Daisy Troop 9068

Daisy Troop 9068

Many folks have been here working and playing since last month's Trailday not the least of which was Daisy Troop # 9068 headed up by Paula Anderson.

They planted a section of the Craig Tufts Pollinator Trail and had lots of fun as they explored the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail with magnifying glasses and binoculars in hand.

                                                          see pictures in the Gallery

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Upcoming Events

April 27, 2010 : we will take our booth to Lost Lake Elementary School in Clermont
for their Science Fair. National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward Betsy Baines has been coordinating this Science Fair for many years and it is always a pleasure to attend.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Science Fairs please let us know. This is our last one for this year however we are already scheduling next year's activities.

May 15, 2010 : we will participate at Nature Fest at Lake Louisa State Park (  www.llsp.org  ).
The event is held from 10am-2pm with guided bird walks beginning at 8am.
Pre registration for the early bird...I couldn't help myself, 8am, is required. Great day filled with hands-on activities and all happening on the beach with beautiful huge oak trees..
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