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"Florida Scrub-jay"
photo: Louise Hunt

Our Trailday this month, 8:30 a.m. Ė 11:00 a.m., will focus on clearing around the 200 Bald Cypress trees that were planted in April 2020 as part of a lakefront habitat restoration project. Any habitat restoration requires care and maintenance, but the results are worth it. Come be part of the effort and feel the joy when you see your efforts grow.
 
The impact of the restoration isnít always immediately visible, but the long-term results are important. Bald Cypress tree seeds serve as a perfect food source for wildlife, including wild turkey, wood ducks, evening grosbeak, squirrels, waterfowl, and wading birds.
 
Bring your water bottle - we will supply plenty of cold water to refill your bottle.  Other things to bring are a hat, sunscreen, shovel, and pruning shears. We have a limited supply of tools to share so donít worry if you donít have your own. Everyone should also wear gloves, closed-toed shoes and long pants.

Don't let the idea of sunrise yoga scare you - try it and you're sure to leave feeling gourd about yourself!
 
Starting at 7:00 a.m., Dianna leads us through calming poses that are suitable for any experience level. All you need to bring is your mat and your enthusiasm. 
(No charge)

Devoted birders and novices converge on the Florida Scrub-Jay Trailhouse at 5:30 a.m. for a light breakfast, and receive maps of their assigned territory, a section of a fifteen-mile circle surrounding Clermont.

After breakfast and briefings, the teams head out to their assigned territories to document their sightings. At the end of the day, all reconvene at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail to report their sightings.

All levels of experience are accepted as we pair you with experienced birders. If you can see the birds and can count, you are needed. If you canít participate in the official count, we encourage parents and children to go outside and experience nature, South Lake County style.

For more information or to register, contact John Thomton, Founder and Organizer of the Clermont Christmas Bird Count, at  john.thomton@gmail.com

Your support and generosity are always appreciated - become a Florida Scrub-Jay Trail member or donate. You will be contributing to our cause of protecting the Florida Scrub-Jay from extinction while supporting our children as they explore our great Florida outdoors.      Join or Donate Now

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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 info@scrubjaytrail.org.
This is a great first step and introduction to our organization
and to the many volunteer opportunities.

 

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.
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