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Trailday - Saturday, April 15
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We're changing things up a little in April. Trailday is moving to the third Saturday of the month, April 15, so that we can participate in the Earth Day and annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival on Saturday, April 22, at Oscar Sherer State Park.

Join us on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., as we focus on clearing around the Bald Cypress trees near the observation tower. 200 trees were planted in 2020 as part of the lakefront restoration project in partnership with Cherrylake; many of the trees have shown beautiful growth, but the area does need regular maintenance to give them the room and care they need to thrive. 
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.

Please note we will be closed:
Wednesday, April 12
Saturday - Sunday, April 22-23, 2023

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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