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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



January 25, 2014 Trailday Newsletter
Hello Trailblazers!

Lark Sparrow Lark Sparrow

A rare sighting of a Lark Sparrow
photos: Rodney Seigler October 2013

We certainly have had an up and down weather pattern so far this January. The Scrub-Jays have been very active despite the strange dip in temperatures. They have been pretty consistent about being up and around searching for acorns or on the warm days grasshoppers and lizards.

We have had wonderful guests visit the Trail from all around the country and even from Canada and England making it for a very good first quarter. Most of the visitors have had the good fortune of experiencing the Florida Scrub-Jay and well as several other birds they were looking for on their life lists so this is a good thing. They have been fascinated with the Eagle Scout Projects that have been executed and have encouraged more.

John Thomton organized the very successful 2nd Annual Clermont Christmas Bird Count on January 3rd and we will have more details of that in the e-newsletter ahead...watch for it!

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Trailday information

Our monthly Trailday on Saturday, January 25th from 8am-11am.

With the weather expected to be a bit chilly in the early am we have decided to skip our 7am yoga and begin at 8am with our usual Trail clean up. With the onset of nesting it is best that we bring gloves and clippers/loppers to help clear around the trees to help with the habitat that the jays are accustomed to....30% open sandy soil and short scrubby trees 3-5' tall.

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Upcoming Events

The 5th Annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival,
Lyonia Preserve, Deltona ,FL
February 8, 2014 10am-4pm

The Key Note Speaker is Reed Bowman, Research Program Director, Avian Ecology, Archbold Biological Station

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We thank all those photographers that have donated there services during our events. Whether professional or amateur we always appreciate and encourage the artistic component to our website and signage on the Trail. If you are interested in contributing to our website and events please contact us at info@scrubjaytrail.org. Photos can be sent to photos@scrubjaytrail.org.

Please let us know if you plan to attend this weekend so we know how much food to prepare for breakfast.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

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Florida Scrub-Jay Online Store

Many of you are asking how you can purchase a Florida Scrub-Jay Trail T-Shirt or front license plate your car. Simply visit this website's "Store" section on the main menu bar!

Florida Scrub-jay T-shirt Florida Scrub-jay License Plate Florida Scrub-jay Mug

The Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium contributes a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of the license plates towards the Florida Scrub-Jay Education Fund. For T-shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads etc. visit our store today.

We thank you for your support.

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Thank you to those who have renewed your annual membership or have become a new member. With increased participation in our programs and activities, we are able to make a bigger impact. It is through your voluntary efforts and active support that this growth is made possible. Members like you provide the primary source of funding to continue to educate others about the Florida scrub-jay and its habitat.

For a membership , please complete the application form and return with your payment.
As a member, you will receive the following benefits:
10% discount on plants and merchandise at B.B. Brown's Gardens
Invitation to special events for members only
10% discount on workshops held at the Trailhead

The mission of the Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium is to preserve the Florida Scrub-Jay from extinction through preservation, restoration and education. Your support is very important to us and is vital for continuing our mission.

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