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Spring has come to the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail. The scrub oaks are beginning to flush out with new foliage and soon the Scrub-Jays will begin their courtship and nest building. 

Villages Birders Club got a headstart on spring viewing with a guided tour on Monday. They spent several hours on the trail spotting birds and checking out the flora and fauna. 
Yoga, Birding, Trailday 
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Our blissful sunrise yoga starts at 7:00 a.m. and lets us enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail as our guest instructor George Rossell leads us through calming, reflective poses that are suitable for any experience level. All you need to bring is your mat and your enthusiasm. (No charge)

Continental breakfast on the Trailhouse porch - 8:00 a.m.
Catch up on what's been happening and what's coming up for the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail while enjoying a cup of coffee and a light breakfast.

John Thomton, our #1 Florida Scrub-Jay Trail bird expert, will be BIRDING from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

This is John's last scheduled Trailday birding of 2019, so the first Saturday of spring will be the ideal time to benefit from his expertise.
John has created our Birding Checklist over the years and keeps the updated list of “Birds Seen on The  Florida Scrub-Jay Trail.”  Join John and his family on Saturday for one more great birding adventure.
It takes WORK to maintain the Trail! Volunteer David Biega brought in the grapple to help with restoration of the eastern side of the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail.  
Trailday - trail maintenance will continue on Saturday from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.  We will continue pruning the scrub oaks on the western trail, getting ready for nesting season for the Florida Scrub-Jays. 

Please bring loppers, hand pruners, and gloves if you have them. If not, we have limited availability of equipment to loan for the event. Everyone should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants. Bring your water bottle - we will supply plenty of cold water to refill your bottle. 
The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail will have a booth at The Lake Louisa State Park Nature Fest in Clermont on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9am-2pm. 

Stop by our booth for a fun adventure with our educational gopher tortoise, make a rubbing to take home of the Florida Scrub-Jay  and guess which tracks belong to which animal.
Make sure your child has their week reserved for Fishing and Boating Skills Camp. Space is filling up quickly for the weeks of May 27-31, June 3-7, and June 10-14, 2019.
Further information

No Child Left Behind - Fishing and Boating Camp

You can help sponsor a child to go to Fishing and Boating Skills Summer Camp

We believe no child should be left behind due to lack of funding. Every year you help with our scholarship program to send children to camp.  One week of day camp all inclusive is $225.00.  For details visit www.scrubjaytrail.org or contact cathy@scrubjaytrail.org

Can You Help Build a Larger Fishing Dock?
You helped build our initial dock. Can you help again to enlarge it? 

Many children would like to have the opportunity to fish from the dock but we need to enlarge it. Our goal is to have it completed this spring in time for Summer Camp.  We still have several thousands of dollars to raise….but every dollar helps…small or large.  You can change a child’s life!  Thank you! 

Information 352-429-5566 or Bruce@scrubjaytrail.org or on our website - DONATE HERE


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You are always invited to
come see this Garden Spot of Lake County.

The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail is open to the public
Saturday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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11490 Montevista Road, Clermont, FL 34711
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