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News Archives Back to News Trailday August 22, 2020

Young Logan being introduced to some of the more domesticated critters at the Trail
photo: Dollie Pugh 2020

We will be planting Goldenrod in the Cypress grove area, and continue to clear around the newly planted Bald Cypress trees.

As we restore a portion of the east side of the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail from former citrus grove to what would traditionally be found in this habitat, we will be adding native plants that will add to increased wildlife and pollinator species.

One of our first wildflower introductions will be Goldenrod (Solidago spp.).  There are 20 unique species of Goldenrod found in Florida; some species are better suited for uplands while others for wetland or disturbed areas.  

The bright yellow blooms are an excellent source of nectar for a wide variety of pollinators.

Many thanks to David and Karin Biega for their donation of the Goldenrod plants for our lakefront restoration area.

Trailwork gets underway at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 11:00 a.m. Bring your water bottle - we will supply plenty of cold water to refill your bottle.  Other things to bring are gloves, hat, sunscreen, shovel, and pruning shears. We have a limited supply of tools to share so donít worry if you donít have your own. 

We continue to have recommended safe practices in place and a lot of acres to spread out on. Let us know you're coming - RSVP to 352-429-5566  or  info@scrubjaytrail.org.

Sign up now for the September 12 BioBlitz Nature Walk
with Dr. Marc Minno.

R.S.V.P. Required  352-429-5566  or  info@scrubjaytrail.org
$10 for Florida Scrub-Jay Trail members, $15 for non-members

Please note that we encourage everyone to join the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail Meetup group; however, member benefits, including reduced registration fees, are only available to those who join the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail through Florida Scrub-Jay Trail Consortium. 
Not sure? Email info@scrubjaytrail.org to check your membership status.

At the August 8 BioBlitz, 28 species and at least 166 individual adult butterflies were observed in 255 minutes of searching. 

2020 BioBlitz dates: 
       Sept 12
       Oct 10
       Nov 14
       Dec 12
See more of John Lampkin's photos from the August BioBlitz here.
Click here to view them in the Gallery
Click here to Download PDF (4MB)

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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
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