Walks and Field Trips

Walks and Field Trips

Saturday March 21 - Alderman's Ford Conservation Park , 9 am

Where : 100 Alderman's Ford Park Dr. Plant City, FL33567 .There is a $2 park entrance fee per car , we will meet in the parking lot

When:  Saturday March 21st 2020. Start Time:  9:00 AM  Expected duration: 3 hours,

About the walk:  We will first take a short walk around the dirt loop across the bridge from the main bathroom where we have recently seen Jack-in-the-pulpit, Asclepias perennis, lizard's tail (Saururus cernuus) and goldenclub (Orontium aquaticum).  If it has been raining this could be muddy. Then we will be walking the paved loop (1.8 miles) with a detour on the dirt trail to where false dragonhead, butterweed and Browne's savory should be blooming. This path has some roots and elevation changes as it winds along the water for a short distance.  Along the paved path there are ferns, false indigo, Matelea and some wildflowers are likely.  There may be trees with spring blooms along the last part of the paved trail.

Things to know:  Please bring hat, sunscreen, water, etc.   There are restrooms and water fountains both in the picnic area and half way around the paved loop.

Trip Leader: Janet Bowers

Contact: Tina (Mable C) Patterson, SNPS secretary

mablepatterson@hotmail.com

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

Lettuce Lake Native Plant Walks 2020 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.

http://www.suncoastnps.org/data/uploads/images/native-plant-walks-2020.pdf

 

Tampa Audubon 'Beginning Bird Walks' meet on the second Saturday of each month at Lettuce Lake. Participants meet at 9 am (8 am in summer) in the parking lot by the Visitor Center. Binoculars are available for loan.

The Native Plant and Bird Walks are free and open to the public although there is a $2 park entrance fee.