Past Meetup

Field Trip to Green Swamp

Hosted by Suncoast Native Plant Society

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Green Swamp is a huge area of critical core habitat in central Florida that has been protected and managed since the 1960's. It contains diverse ecosystems and encompasses the headwaters of the Hillsborough River and the Withlachoochee River.

Our leader is one of the best field botanists in Central Florida and she will take us down an old road that is known as one of the most botanically interesting spots for native Florida wildflowers.

Our walks are generally not far but often include rough terrain, high grass, woods, creeks, etc. I suggest appropriate attire, sun protection, insect repellent, water and snacks. You might also consider bringing field guides, a camera or binoculars.

Take I-4 heading east towards Orlando, and proceed to exit 32 for US-98 North. Proceed North approximately 8.5 miles, and make a right onto Rockridge Rd. Go another 9.1 miles to 17301 Rockridge Rd., Polk City, Florida, the gate will be on the left. Warning: About 5.2 miles along Rockridge, the main road bends to the east becoming Deen Still Rd. STAY LEFT to continue straight on Rockridge Rd.! For questions call Ron at[masked]