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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 May 22, 2010 Trailday Newsletter

What's Been Happening

Bluebird Trail
Jana Harris and Janet Carter continue to monitor the bluebird houses. One house had 4 eggs and 3 hatched. The young should fledge this week and the adults will be back in a few weeks to start another nest.

The Florida Chapter of the Bluebird Society is just over a year old. With the recent activity of the bluebird trail at The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail several of you have asked how you can get involved. Please contact Janet Carter  jcarter168@cfl.rr.com  to see how you may connect with this statewide trail.

Bluebird s 1 week old Bluebirds two weeks old
one week two weeks
female Bluebird femail Bluebird
Mom     (photos: Janet Carter)

Banding Scrub-Jays
Sarah Morningstar, recent graduate of the NWF Habitat Steward Program and Florida Scrub-Jay Trail docent, recently spent a day in the life of Michelle Dent, research assistant with Archbold Biological Station. This 11 year old had an opportunity of a lifetime with a full day
in the Florida scrub assisting with banding jays and observing other wildlife and habitat.
Wonderful opportunity!

Lake Louisa State Park Nature Fest
In its 7th year, this fun filled family event on the beach is always attended. Environmental in nature with guided bird and butterfly walks, live animals, and many interactive hands on activities for all ages. The Nature Fest is a fine example of the Lake Louisa State Park and Community Support Organization (CSO).
Thanks to you and Linda Beebe for your support with The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail booth.

Tiger Den Pack 998-Campout
The smallest of scouts couldn't resist when they saw the amphitheater that Keane Cadiente (troop 86) created and installed for his Eagle Scout project. They were once again inspired when they saw their older cub scouts building a stone fire pit (thank you Smokey Valley Stone) next to the amphitheater. They just had to get involved.
With Ed Douglas, Den Leader at the helm, assisted by Dianne Marin Assistant Cub Master a first campout for the Tiger Scouts was held. Many electives were completed with a few highlights being the woodworking projects (Lowes), photography belt loop and wildlife conservation belt loop where they studied endangered species.
For more information contact: Dianne Marin  dmarin1@cfl.rr.com  

Tiger Den Pack 998

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G.R.E.A.T. Program (Gang Resistance Education and Training)

G.R.E.A.T. Program: Gang Resistance Education and Training

Windermere Elementary School, Orange County offers a wonderful program. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership, to educate students about gangs and how to deal with them.
One element includes community service and Amanda Fleming along with her sister Nancy, brother Jake and girlfriend Georgina Boardley headed out on The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail to install new signage created by volunteers Louise Hunt and Julian Andrews.
For more information  www.great-online.org

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