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Wendy Milstein - Mourning Dove

"Mourning Dove"
photo: Wendy Milstein

            SUNRISE YOGA

Reflect on what you have to be thankful for and release your concerns about those second helpings.  

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. 
(Saturday, November 27, 7:00 a.m., No charge)

We continue our trail maintenance with plenty of time to appreciate the progress of the Bald Cypress trees and the Goldenrod planted earlier this year. The cooler temperatures are also a welcome change, providing the perfect weather to clear trail and maintain new plantings. 

               8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   
Please bring 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 scouts conduct Flag Retirement Ceremonies where old and tattered flags are ceremoniously placed in the campfire by military, first responders, law enforcers, scouts, and the general public. This traditional ceremony is very touching, and we are proud to have a Flag Retirement Garden, where the ashes are buried, at The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail. Over 300 flags were retired in the November 2021 ceremony.

Ace Hardware stores in Clermont and Groveland as well as the American Legion Post in Clermont have Flag Retirement boxes available for your flags.
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Giving Tuesday is a global initiative dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 30, individuals, charities, families, businesses and students around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and give to their favorite causes.

Giving Tuesday is the perfect day to support The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail through membership or donations that help continue our efforts to maintain the scrub habitat and protect the Florida Scrub-Jay from extinction.

The North Shore Birding Festival on Lake Apopka is for birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from well-known, knowledgeable birding guides. Add to your life list while exploring a unique birding hot spot only 35–45 minutes from Orlando attractions.

              December 2 - December 6, 2021
The 2021 North Shore Birding Festival includes a field trip on Saturday, December 4, to the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail and Clermont Birding Hotspots. 
                                                             *  *  *  *  *  *  * 
Florida Scrub-Jay Trail and Clermont Birding Hotspots – Some walking (sandy surfaces). (Trip 23a). For more information or to register, click here.  For the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail Bird Checklist, click here

$30, no lunch included. Leaders: John Thomton (Orange Audubon Society) and Bruce and Cathy Brown (Florida Scrub-Jay Trail). 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Maximum participants: 12.

Years ago, Bruce and Cathy Brown discovered some Florida Scrub-Jays using their plant nursery. They founded the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail as a place for people to get outside and enjoy nature, and to learn about the endangered Florida Scrub ecosystem. Bruce and Cathy will bird with us and share how they developed the Trail. Then we will hit some other birding hotspots in the Clermont area: Country roads south of Mascotte, Lake Hiawatha Park for woodland and marshland birds, and will scope Lake Minneola for diving ducks, grebes and possibly loons. Possible sightings include Sandhill Crane, Common Ground-Dove, Wild Turkey, Northern Bobwhite, Eastern Meadowlark, Red-headed Woodpecker, Purple Gallinule, Northern Flicker, Horned Grebe, Common Loon, Vermillion Flycatcher (seen on last year’s Clermont CBC) and Florida Scrub-Jay. 

Free guided tours of The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail
are offered the first Saturday of each month
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
For further information or to reserve your spot,
please call 352-429-5566 or e-mail info@scrubjaytrail.org.

If you've been wondering what we're all about,
this is a great first step and introduction to our organization.

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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