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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 June 26, 2010 Trailday Newsletter

Scrub-Jay Update

It appears as though our scrub-jay family did not produce any surviving young this year.

There are several reasons that may attribute to this but predation and disturbance from mockingbirds and crows may have been the largest factor. We noticed a variety of birds nests being vandalized this year with many eggs and fledglings being swept out of the nest. As we restore for the scrub-jay habitat we need to keep in mind that other birds also move in. In true scrub we don't find mockingbirds and very few crows so as jays are pushed into more and more suburban areas we are finding yet another obstacle in the survival of Florida's only endemic bird.

Florida Scrub-Jay Survey
Your continued support and monitoring of the scrub-jays is invaluable to the progress we make towards preserving and protecting scrub-jays throughout the state. Thanks in part to your efforts; Lake County has recently received a grant to put together a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).
Keep your eyes and ears open and phone calls and e-mails coming when you spot
a scrub-jay.  (352)-429-5566 or  info@scrubjaytrail.org 

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