Eagle Scout Daniel Socorras of troop
14 worked diligently as he built and installed 5 bat houses along
the lake front and marsh edges. Anyone up for monitoring these
Can't wait for this to cut down on the mosquito population
Very nice job Daniel. Thank you! This comes at a perfect
time as we introduce Cyndi Marks with the Florida
Bat Conservancy next month for a day
and night long Land Manager Bat Workshop on May 13th. Public Invited May 14th. See below Upcoming Events.
Thank you Tony Urzi for your program
to Cub Scout Pack 929, lead by Leslie
Your Sky Party geared
towards achieving Astronomy Belt Loops and Academic Pins was a
Your Sky Party for the
Cub Scout Pack 929
photo: Melissa Lynch
Lei Lani Davis Herb Workshop
You couldn't walk
out of this sold out workshop without asking where did your food
come from and what benefit did you get from what you just ate.
Growing, freezing, drying,vinegars, rubs, medicinals etc. were
Mark your calendar October 8, 2011 Lei Lani will
be back for more!! Waiting list has already started. Contact for
Lei Lani Davis at the
Herb and Spice Workshop
Jana Harris and Janet Carter have
been monitoring the Bluebird Trail weekly and currently report
that we have 5 babies in one bluebird box, 3 babies in another.
The Carolina chickadees now have 5 babies. Another pair of bluebirds
keep trying to nest but the Red bellied woodpeckers seem to want
everybody's box. After many replaced entrance guards they think
they have it down pat. A couple of boxes are woodpecker friendly
and that's where they will have to live. The pair of Great crested
flycatchers are very vocal and are exploring the newly installed
gourds and existing purple martin house. Thanks Jana for the gourd
houses and poles, additional bluebird boxes and new guards.
|Chickadee at Home
photo: Janet Carter
photo: Janet Carter
Forest Earth Day Festival, Titusville, FL
Thank you Terri and
Dan Cleary and Joyce and Bill Stefancic for
spreading the word about Florida's only endemic bird...the Florida
Scrub-Jay. It was one popular event and everyone had a great time.
Thanks for sharing your talents! (photos to come)
What a remarkable rebuild
on the old garden cart. Looks like it is ready to enter a race
Your Central Florida Astronomical Society
donation box and telescope were very creative! Made for a nice
Terri and Dan Cleary
Thanks for the contribution
of everyday paper products. Comes in handy!
creatively themed breakfast treats on Trailday are always exciting
and delicious. We thank you for your continued support.
Wildlife Federation Giving Garden
Thanks to the entire class
for keeping up so diligently on the newly planted habitat Giving
Garden. Hiroshi Araki and Susan Vergnani witnessed
a special occurrence this past week when they were watering and
weeding. A baby gopher tortoise was enjoying the weeds in the
garden and then scurried to its little burrow. Amazing how quickly
they will come when you build the perfect habitat!
Projects-New List Posted
For the scout leaders and those working
towards their Eagle recognition, we have just posted our new
list of projects available. Contact Bruce Brown at
or New Members
Thank you to all of those that renewed or became
new members of The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail. This is one way you
can support what we are doing and the only way that we are able
to continue. 100% of all funding (with the exception of occasional "project" grants)
for the Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium comes from private donors
like you. This non profit is run 100% by volunteers and we are
very proud and honored to know you.
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