Field Trips

 

Fields Trips

Free and open to the public.
Please call (407) 302-7616 for reservations.
(in case we need to change the schedule or location)

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June 16, 2018 – GWA  Tour of Ed Yarborough Nature Center Native Plant Garden – Leader Barbara Whittier. 9am, 3485 County Rd. 426, Geneva, Ed Yarborough Nature Center at Geneva Wildness Area.
Barbara Whittier, Chapter Vice President Board Member, who volunteers at the nature center, will share her experience in the planning, planting, and maintenance, her trials and successes working with native plants.  Observe how plants in a natural setting look and behavior.  Questions are encouraged. 

July 14, 2018 – Native Plant Propagation for Homeowners Tour – Leader Barbara Whittier

August 18, 2018 - No trip due to summer heat

September 15, 2018 – Florida Native Trees Up Close – Trip Leader: Dr Bill Grey
9am, 598 Guise Rd, Osteen.  We will meander through Hickory Bluff Preserve located just east of Osteen.  The 150 acre preserve overlooks the St Johns River and contains a variety of natural communities including mesic and scrubby flatwoods, oak hammock, cypress domes, floodplain swamp, and wet prairie. This preserve is home to many vegetative communities, hence lots of tree species. Free. Reservations.

October 8, 2018 - Orlando Wetlands Park  -  Trip Leader:  TBD

November 17, 2018 - No trip due to Holidays

December 15, 2018 - No trip due to Holidays

January 19, 2019 - Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive   -  Trip Leader:  Beth Jackson
9am. Meet at Magnolia Park, 2929 S. Binion Rd. Apopka.  We will caravan along the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, a one-way 11-mile drive beginning at Lust Road and ending on Jones Road.  We will stop along the way into “pull over” areas to observe and discuss what we see.  The former farmlands that make up the Lake Apopka North Shore includes marsh and floodplain restoration and the creation of a marsh flow-way that filters Lake Apopka’s waters by circulating lake water through restored wetlands, returning cleaner water to the lake. The wildlife drive is along a portion of the former farm fields. After our drive, we can return to picnic at Magnolia Park.  Free. Reservations required.

February 16, 2019 - UCF Herbarium  -  Trip Leader:  Dr Elizabeth Harris

March 16, 2019 - TBD

April 13, 2019 - No trip due to Earth Day Events

May 13, 2019 - TBD

June 15, 2019 - Longleaf Pine Restoration at Stetson University  -  Trip Leaders:  Cynthia Bennington and Karen Cole
Follow-up visit to the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem Teaching Landscape established in 2011 on the perimeter of Stetson University’s campus, and adjacent to the university’s earth science museum.  It is an ongoing, small-scale (1 acre) restoration of the historic longleaf pine forests of central Florida. Free Reservations required. 

Published on  07.08.2018