Program - November 6 - (Starting at 6 p.m.) Welcome back potluck dinner and presenters from Audubon Ecology Camp. Please bring a dish to serve six and your own table service. Teachers and students who received 2005 Clearwater Audubon scholarships to Maine Audubon Ecology Camp on Hog Island, Me will describe their adventures. The dinner is held in the Education Center at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane in Clearwater.
Field Trips - All field trips are open to the public and most are free. There is a charge for van trips and in the case of car pooling, a reimbursement to the driver for gas is considered proper. Overnight trips involve additional costs for lodging and travel and also require reservations. In all cases, a contact is noted who can provide additional details. When the meeting place is Tri-City Mall, assemble outside the Party City store near US 19. When the meeting place is Westfield Shopping Town-Countryside Mall, assemble outside Sears near US 19. Be mindful that there may be no restroom facilities at field trip site. Rest stops will be provided on longer trips. Please bring water and sun screen. Lunch will be noted in field trip description.
Saturday, 11/4 at 8 a.m. - Moccasin Lake Nature Park. Resident and migratory songbirds, water birds and raptors in oak and xeric hammocks. Easy .75 mile walk on shell trail and boardwalks. Call 727-447-9367
Saturday, 11/11 at 8 a.m. - Fred Howard and John Anderson Parks. Migratory songbirds, raptors, water and shorebirds along causeway plus 1-2 mile sand trail. Meet in Fred Howard Park. Call 727-939-1549
Saturday, 11/18 at 8 a.m. - Brooker Creek Preserve. Resident and migratory songbirds, raptors, other wildlife, wildflowers and more. Moderately difficult trails. Meet at Brooker Creek Education Center. Call 727-453-6906 or 727-781-0745
Saturday, 11/25 at 8 a.m. - John Chesnut Park. Resident and migratory songbirds, raptors and more. Easy walk on packed trails and pavement. Meet at parking lot near boat launch. Call 727-786-3716 or 813-496-2148
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