This field trip will visit the very special and not too far away, 2,547-acre ELAPP Cypress Creek Preserve in the New Tampa area of Hillsborough County. This site has a variety of habitats from Pine Flatwoods to Wetlands.
We would like to meet at 9am in the parking lot of the McDonald’s Restaurant (GPS: 5101 Pointe of Tampa Way, Tampa, FL 33647) located on the north side of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard about one block west of I-75. From there, we can car pool about five minutes to the preserve’s entry gate located behind Freedom High School. We would like to wrap up the field trip by noon. Plan to walk at least a couple of miles.
Please RSVP if you would like to join us so I can let the field trip leader know how many additional naturalists to look for. It's free and you don't have to be a Suncoast Native Plant Society member to come!
ELAP map: http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/parks/