Classes & Field Trips

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September – October 2014

Sep
13
Sat
Poe Springs
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am

This beautiful county park is west of High Springs on the Gilchrist County line. Meet trip leader Mike Manetz at the Tag Agency on NW 34th Street to carpool. The trail runs through bottomland forest adjoining the Santa Fe River. By mid-September the warbler migration should be in full swing. Last year at this time Canada Warbler and Kentucky Warbler were both seen here.

Duration: 2-3 hours.

Difficulty: 2 (walking over uneven ground or distances of 1-2 miles).

Sep
14
Sun
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park (south entrance)
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am

Join trip leader Steve Hofstetter for a walk through the warbler-infested deciduous forest at this, one of Alachua County’s natural treasures.

Sep
17
Wed
Program meeting: Rachel Mullin on Mangrove Cuckoos
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm

Rachel Mullin is a field biologist with the Ecostudies Institute. Her current work focuses on the research and conservation of Mangrove Cuckoos in southwest Florida.

Sep
20
Sat
Fall Migration Count
Sep 20 all-day

An all-day bird count in which 13 to 15 teams cover different portions of Alachua County to find out how many migrants of which species are utilizing which habitats. The fall migration count has been an annual event in Alachua County since 1995. It is always held on the third Saturday in September.

Sep
27
Sat
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 27 @ 6:30 am

Meet trip leader John Hintermister in the Target parking lot near I-75 and Archer Road to carpool to Lower Suwannee.

Trip duration:

Difficulty:

Sep
28
Sun
Barr Hammock
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am
Oct
4
Sat
Guana River hawk watch
Oct 4 @ 6:30 am
Oct
5
Sun
Powers Park and Palm Point
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am
Oct
11
Sat
O’Leno State Park
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am
Oct
12
Sun
Bolen Bluff Trail
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am