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The Trailhead is located in Lake County, Florida. map

For more information, please contact info@scrubjaytrail.org
(352) 429-5566

Email photo contributions
of wildlife or plants seen
on the trail to this address: photos@scrubjaytrail.org



River of Seven Colors & Bogotá, Colombia
with Dr. Marc Minno

Colombia’s “River of Color” nicknamed the Eighth wonder of the world and Bogotá, the Heartbeat of Colombia!

OCTOBER 3-10, 2024

Experience the ecosystems, fabulous cities, culture, food, art, music, and architecture. Colombia is a photographer’s paradise with more species of birds, butterflies, orchids, etc. than any other country in the world! We will visit the famed River of Seven Colors and Bogotá.
This trip is sponsored by the Tree Institute International.


When:   October 3-10, 2024  - 8 days, 7 nights

• $2900 Double Occupancy, plus international airfare
• $3800 for Single Occupancy, plus international airfare
• TREE is also offering an optional "add on" tour on September 26 to October 3, 2024 to Medellin and the private Messenia Eco-Lodge in cloud forest habitat for $2400 for double occupancy or $2900 for single occupancy, land pricing
• Save $500 if you sign up for both trips.

This trip is limited to just 10 people.
Let's go explore Colombia!


For complete information and registration - Click Here

About Dr. Marc Minno

Dr. Minno has a Ph.D. in zoology and over 21 years of professional experience as an interdisciplinary scientist and ecologist. He currently serves as the Lead Ecologist and co- founder of Eco-Cognizant, Inc. Formerly with the Saint Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), Dr. Minno has worked on mapping wetlands in northeastern Florida, restoring drained wetlands in the Upper Saint Johns River Basin, estimating harm to wetlands and lakes from groundwater withdrawals, and was the lead environmental reviewer for the SJRWMD Consumptive Use Permitting program from June 2002 through September 2011.

He has considerable experience in designing environmental monitoring networks and using groundwater model results, soils, vegetation, water level data, Minimum Flows & Levels (MFLs), and other information to determine impacts from water withdrawals. Dr. Minno helped to develop a predictive model for estimating harm to natural systems from groundwater withdrawals used in SJRWMD water supply planning.

He has been qualified as an expert in wetland ecology and Consumptive Use Permitting and has testified at Administrative hearings. He has served as Chairman of the Southern Lepidopterists’ Society, President of the Florida Association of Benthologists, and was chair of the Environmental Measures Team of the Central Florida Water Initiative through September 2011.

Dr. Minno is also keenly interested in conservation biology and has authored/coauthored six books, five book chapters, and more than 90 other scientific articles. He has worked on the biological control of invasive pest species such as Hydrilla, Cogongrass, Japanese Stiltgrass, and Caribbean Fruit Fly.

Dr. Minno received an Award of Excellence in gratitude for exceptional performance and dedicated commitment to excellence and the water resources of Florida, presented by St. Johns River Water Management District, November 9, 2010.

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