Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve, 10243 Elbow Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578
Tuesday, January 15, 9:30 am
Here's another short weekday field trip to an often overlooked place. Alafia Scrub Preserve sits on the lower Alafia River. The 80-acre preserve was acquired in 1998 through the ELAP program. The varied habitats include hammock, scrub, creeks, ravines and tidal marsh. Prickly pear cactus, golden asters and gopher apple in the upland section give way to swamp azalea, giant leather fern and jack-in-the-pulpit near the river. There are plenty of skinks and snakes as well.
Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and a hat and bring water, sunscreen and insect repellant.
There are no restrooms on site.
Call Tina Patterson 305-298-6381 or email mablepatterson@hotmail for information.
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.