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"Purple Bladderwort Utricularia purpurea"
photo: John Lampkin during BioBlitz March 11, 2023 at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail

Spring is in the air!

Trailday and yoga will be in full bloom at The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail on Saturday, March 25.

Scouts - need volunteer hours?
Trail maintenance on Trailday is just the project you need!

Florida Scrub-Jay Festival coming up on April 22 at Oscar Scherer State Park.

Explore Wild Cuba with Dr. Marc Minno June 14-27.

Mark your calendar - April Trailday is moving to Saturday, April 15. Any Scouts who need volunteer hours or anyone wanting to participate in the restoration of The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail should inquire or show up.

Can't make it to Trailday to assist with trail clearing? Show your support by
joining The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail or making a donation!

Continental breakfast on the Trailhouse porch
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.
Catch up on what’s been happening and what’s coming up for the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail while enjoying a cup of coffee and a light breakfast.



Trail Maintenance

We have a newly cleared trail - thanks to David Biega and the machinery he uses to be able to do the heavy clearing.

This new trail should be a perfect spot for viewing Viceroy butterflies due to the large number of willows (a host plant for Viceroys) in the area. 
On Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., we will continue work on that trail by manually removing the remaining, persistent plants and vines (grapevine, we're coming for you!). 

Please bring any hand pruners or loppers 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.  



14 days/13 nights - June 14-27, 2023

Limited to 9 participants
Experience some of the richest ecosystems on earth in the western Cuba area. Join Dr. Marc Minno and Cuban specialist, Douglas Fernández Hernández, along with other local Cuban research scientists of each region, to experience some of the richest ecosystems on earth in the western Cuba area.

Visit three National Parks and three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore coastal and mountain habitats of western Cuba. This region is notable for its karst topography and tropical forests that have many unusual plants and animals. 

Your journey will start by flying from Fort Lauderdale or Miami to Havana and then travel by jeep to Soroa, Viñales, and Guanacahabibes Peninsula over a 14-day period. Support the Cuban scientists and the local people of the area while taking in world-class biodiversity areas. Locate and document rare and endemic species. Maybe even locate a new species like the trip before! This trip will be filled with native and endemic species of birds, animals, butterflies, and plants!
Click here for more information and to sign up. 

Your support of The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail through membership or donations helps continue our efforts to maintain the scrub habitat and protect the Florida Scrub-Jay from extinction.
Join or Donate

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.


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
The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail is a not for profit 501(c) (3) corporation.
Copyright © 2023 Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium, All rights reserved.

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