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February is American Heart Month 

Show your love for
the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail
on Saturday, February 22, 2020 -
it will do your heart good!

We love all of our talented volunteers, and 2020 has started off great with  “snowbirds” lending an extra hand.

Susan Holloway has been helping by monitoring and cleaning out the Purple Martin houses and Bluebird boxes along the Trail as well as clearing up several of the National Wildlife Federation certified gardens. 
David Flanagan has been helping with repairs on the Trailhouse stairs, our educational gopher tortoise enclosure, picnic benches, parking lot signs and much more!
Louise Hunt has spent much time making new signs for the trail and installing them on sturdy frames.

Practicing yoga in an open setting can deepen your awareness of and the connection to nature, say yoga experts. Slow your pace, deepen your breath, and enjoy the world around you.
Our blissful Sunrise Yoga starts at 7:00 a.m. and lets us enjoy the beauty of sunrise over the lake as we are led through calming, reflective poses that are suitable for any experience level. All you need to bring is your mat and your enthusiasm. (No charge)
Enjoy heart-healthy continental breakfast 

on the Trailhouse porch at 8:00 a.m. before heading out for trail work.  (contributions to the breakfast table are welcome but not required)
Trailday - Scrub-Jay breeding season is fast approachingEvery year we manually help by pruning back the scrub oaks to an average height of  5-7 feet.  This is the ideal height in which the Florida Scrub-Jays like to make their nests.
Things to bring to Saturday's Trailday, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, are gloves, hat, pruning shears, loppers, small saw (folding works well), refillable water bottle.
We have a limited supply of tools to share so don’t worry if you don’t have your own. 


Watch for more on the ongoing, behind the scenes of The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, and an update from John Thomton on the results of the Clermont Christmas Bird Count in upcoming newsletters.
2020 BioBlitz Schedule
Make plans now to attend Dr. Marc Minno's monthly BioBlitz nature walks and butterfly surveys on the following Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

                        March 14                               Aug 8
                        April 11                                  Sept 12
                        May 9                                    Oct 10
                        June 13                                 Nov 21
                        July 11                                   Dec 12

Here's a Sweetheart Deal - save money by purchasing the entire 10-month series by March 14!

Florida Scrub-Jay Trail Members (not a member? use link below to join) can purchase the 10-month series for only $70.00 ($7.00 per workshop). The non-member package price is $120.00 ($12.00 per workshop).

The per-session price is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
You must purchase the package no later than March 14 in order to benefit from the discounted rate. Pay through the button below or pay by check or cash at the March 14 BioBlitz. 
To Purchase the Package Deal
click here to access BioBlitz page

Please consider opening your heart and becoming a Florida Scrub-Jay Trail member and contributing to our cause of protecting the Florida Scrub-Jay from extinction while supporting our children as they explore our great Florida outdoors.
Reminder - the first Saturday of each month is
The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail Orientation
from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

For further information, to apply as a volunteer,
or to register for the Orientation, 
please call 352-429-5566 or e-mail 

This is a great first step and introduction to our organization
and to the many volunteer opportunities.
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The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail is open to the public
Saturday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Physical Address:

11490 Montevista Road, Clermont, FL 34711

The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail is a not for profit 501(c) (3) corporation.

 info@scrubjaytrail.org                352-429-5566