Walks and Field Trips

Walks and Field Trips

Field Trip: Alafia Scrub Preserve, weekday at the end of May (to be determined)

We will continue our close encounters with the Alafia Scrub Preserve, 10243 Elbow Bend Rd, Riverview 33578, that we began in January and February. The 1.3 mile loop trail goes to an overlook on the Alafia River and features hammock, scrub and ravines containing the native swamp azalea, Rhododendron viscosum.

Wear long pants and close-toed shoes.  Insect spray is recommended for deterrence of ticks and flying annoyances.  Bring water.  Hat and sunscreen are recommended.  No bathroom facilities.  

Contact :   Tina (Mable C) Patterson, SNPS secretary ,  mablepatterson@hotmail.com or

 305-298-6381 , call or text (please leave name and message)

Please contact Tina for more details if you plan to attend.


Lettuce Lake Native Plant Walks 2019 Schedule

Suncoast sponsors native plant walks at Lettuce Lake Park on the first Saturday every month except July, August and December.

These walks are designed for park visitors who want to learn about Florida native plants.  We do a slow stroll pointing out the native plants that the park supports.

Walks begin in the Visitor Center at 9 am. After a short presentation, we leave from the native plant garden and walk the trails and boardwalk.

For a pdf of the flyer and schedule, click on the link below.