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A free orientation is offered on the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
This is an opportunity for newcomers to get oriented with the Florida Scrub-Jay.
Get to know the history of the bird, where it is, and where it is going if we do not protect and restore its habitat. See a family of Scrub-Jays and learn what kind of habitat they prefer to live in. These curious birds are on many "Life Lists" and people come from all over the world to see Florida's only endemic bird. Take an active or passive role in restoring their habitat as we walk, view, and dig into the ground and learn how to restore a section of the trail. This 3-hour introduction to the Florida Scrub-Jay is designed for the beginner to experienced birder.
For more information, please call[masked] or e-mail [masked].
Butterfly Expert and Author to Lead Nature BioBlitz Series at
The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail
Make plans now to attend Dr. Marc Minno's monthly BioBlitz nature walks and butterfly surveys on the following Saturdays (second Saturday of every month), 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(July - no BioBlitz)
(August - private event)
Join us as we enjoy a guided tour of B.B. Brown’s Gardens at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail in search of butterflies and other hidden gems.
The 2-hour sessions are designed to increase our awareness of the natural world around us. By sharpening our powers of observation and interpretation, we will see nature in a new light by observing the things that are “hidden in plain sight.”
Butterfly surveys will allow us to track monarchs and other butterflies. We’ll learn what plants we should put in our gardens to attract butterflies and birds. Gopher Tortoises, wild edible plants, insects, both friend and foe, and native plants will all be carefully studied in the natural habitat of The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail in Clermont, FL.
Location: 11490 Montevista Road, Clermont, FL
You must register in advance to confirm that space is available.
R.S.V.P. Required[masked] [masked]
$10 for Florida Scrub-Jay Trail members, $15 for non-members
Please note that we encourage everyone to join the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail Meetup group; however, member benefits, including reduced registration fees, are only available to those who join the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail through Florida Scrub-Jay Trail Consortium.
The 4th Saturday of each month from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. the Florida Scrub-Jay Trailblazers clear the way through another section of the trail. Once you have completed the orientation (1st Saturday of each month from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.) you are well on your way to becoming a Trailblazer. A continental type breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. followed by an upcoming activities schedule. Then we hit the trail to clear, mark, label plants, inventory, photograph, and observe the Florida scrub-jay.
For more information please call[masked] or e-mail [masked].