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One way to celebrate the earth on Earth Day or every day is to celebrate pollinators!
Here are some quick tips to help you plan — and plant — a pollinator garden:
Give pollinators a landing pad! Varieties like zinnias have large, flat disc-shaped blooms that really give them a place to perch and feed.
Give them directions! Many flowers, such as Digitalis (foxglove) and Bignonia-capreolata (cross-vine), have markings on their petals that lead pollinators to the nectar.
Think locally! Include wildflowers that are native to your region. Even planting a domesticated wildflower variety will do pollinators a big favor.
Mix it up! Plant a wide range of flower shapes and colors that bloom at different times in order to keep pollinators happy and well-fed in spring, summer and fall.
Ditch the chemicals! Avoid using harmful pesticides such as neonicotinoids. The neonics have been implicated as a factor in the collapse of the European honey bee population.
Trailday - Saturday, April 24
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The April Trailday focus will be on clearing around the Bald Cypress trees.

In April 2020, our newest restoration project got a jumpstart when our partner, Cherrylake, along with Enviro-Pro Tree Farm and many volunteers, planted 200 one-gallon Bald Cypress trees. And they are thriving! 

As always, our habitat projects require care and maintenance, especially in the first one or two or twelve months, but the results are worth it. We work with and for the earth every day. Come be part of the effort and feel the joy when you see your efforts grow.

The impact of the restoration isn't always immediately visible. Bald Cypress tree seeds serve as a perfect food source for wildlife including wild turkey, wood ducks, evening grosbeak, squirrels, waterfowl, and wading birds. 

One year later:
the fast-growing, long-living
Bald Cypress trees
are on their way to restoring
this lakefront habitat. 
Please bring any equipment you have (we have a limited availability of equipment to loan for the day). Everyone should also wear gloves, closed-toed shoes and long pants. Bring your water bottle - we will supply plenty of cold water to refill your bottle.  

Our blissful sunrise yoga starts at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and lets us enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail as Dianna 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)
National Moth Week is July 17-25, 2021.

Mark your calendars now to join Cheri Pierce for Mothing on Saturday evening, July 17, at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail. 
Why moths?
Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. Scientists estimate there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 moth species. Their colors and patterns are either dazzling or so cryptic that they define camouflage. Shapes and sizes span the gamut from as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
Most moths are nocturnal, and need to be sought at night to be seen – others fly like butterflies during the day. Finding moths can be as simple as leaving a porch light on and checking it after dark. Cherie will use special lights and baits to attract them. 


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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.

Physical Address:

11490 Montevista Road, Clermont, FL 34711
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