Past Meetup

TM Goodwin Waterfowl Management Field Trip

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Sam's Club

4255 W New Haven Ave · Melbourne, FL

How to find us

Jeff's cell 321 610-4443

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This waterfowl management area, which includes the Broadmoor Marsh Unit, is a wetland restoration project in the upper St. Johns River Basin. The open marsh habitat, mudflats and impoundments contain the full spectrum of duck species from late fall through winter, as well as wading birds, shorebirds and hawks in migration. Meadowlarks are usually seen along the access road to the parking lot.

NOTE: This trip is on a Thursday due to limited hours of admittance.

Join Dave Simpson and George Thomas as they explore this waterfowl management area. There is a rustic bathroom on location. This is a driving and easy walking trip along a dirt road. Wear closed toed shoes and bring sunscreen and bug dope. Bring your lunch for a picnic on location.

You have 3 options on how to attend this trip.

1. We will meet at 7:30 AM at the Sam’s Club parking lot in Melbourne on Highway 192 to car pool. The parking lot is rather large so call Jeff at[masked] if you are having trouble connecting with the group. After leaving Sam’s Club we will drive for about 45 minutes to arrive at TM Goodwin.

2. If you would prefer to meet the group at the boat ramp at TM Goodwin follow the directions below and be in place by 8:30 AM
Directions: From I-95, take exit 156 for CR 512/Fellsmere Rd. and travel west for 3.1 mi. At N. Broadway St., turn right (north) and drive 0.4 mi. to CR 507/S. Carolina Ave. Turn left (west) and go 0.4 mi. Turn right (north) on CR 507/Babcock St. and go 3.4 mi. Next, turn left (west) onto Fellsmere Grade Rd. just south of the C-54 canal. Drive
for 6.1 mi. to the Stick Marsh boat ramp and follow the signs to the entrance to the waterfowl management area. The physical address is 3200 T. M. Goodwin Rd., Fellsmere, 32948 (I cant guarantee the accuracy if you plug into a GPS)

3. For you early risers, David Simpson invites you to have breakfast with him at the Marsh Landing Restaurant in Fellsmere at 7:00 AM and then car pool to TM Goodwin, arriving at 8:30 AM
Marsh Landing is located at 44 N Broadway St, Fellsmere, FL 32948. The restaurant is 30-45 minutes south of Melbourne FL.

To see this events field trip report located on the Space Coast Audubon Society Website (48 hours after the event), follow the link