Florida Scrub-Jay Survey
Your continued support and monitoring of the scrub-jays is invaluable to the
progress we make towards preserving and protecting scrub-jays throughout the
state. Thanks in part to your efforts; Lake County has recently received a
grant to put together a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP).
Keep your eyes and
ears open and phone calls and e-mails coming when you spot
a scrub-jay. (352)-429-5566
The Florida Chapter of the Bluebird Society is
just over a year old. With the recent activity of the bluebird
trail at The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail several of you have asked
how you can get involved. Please contact Janet Carter to
see how you may connect with this statewide trail.
Lost Lake Elementary Science Fair
Amazing to see what the next generations are experimenting with during Science
Betsy Baines, National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward and Lost
Lake Science Enrichment Teacher invited us to see several young members of
the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail show us their ingenious discoveries during the
Fair. We are very excited to have such ambitious young folks on board protecting
the scrub-jays and their habitat. Nice job!
Sarah Morningstar, recent graduate of the NWF
Habitat Steward Program and Florida Scrub-Jay Trail docent, recently
spent a day in the life of Michelle Dent, research assistant with
. This 11 year old had an opportunity
of a lifetime with a full day
in the Florida scrub assisting with
banding jays and observing other wildlife and habitat.
Lake Louisa State Park Nature Fest
In its 7th year, this fun filled family event on the beach is always attended.
Environmental in nature with guided bird and butterfly walks, live animals,
and many interactive hands on activities for all ages. The Nature Fest is a
fine example of the Lake Louisa State Park and Community Support Organization
you and Linda
Beebe for your support with The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail booth.
Tiger Den Pack 998-Campout
The smallest of scouts couldn't resist when they saw the amphitheater that Keane
Cadiente (troop 86) created and installed for his Eagle Scout project.
They were once again inspired when they saw their older cub scouts building a
stone fire pit (thank you ) next to the amphitheater. They just
had to get involved.
Douglas, Den Leader at the helm, assisted by Dianne
Marin Assistant Cub Master a first campout for the Tiger
Scouts was held. Many electives were completed with a few highlights
being the woodworking projects (Lowes), photography
belt loop and wildlife conservation belt loop where they studied
For more information contact: Dianne Marin
G.R.E.A.T. Program (Gang Resistance Education and Training)
Windermere Elementary School, Orange County offers
a wonderful program. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based,
law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention
as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization
against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership, to educate
students about gangs and how to deal with them.
One element includes community service
and Amanda Fleming along with her sister Nancy, brother Jake and girlfriend
Georgina Boardley headed out on The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail to install new
signage created by volunteers Louise Hunt and Julian
For more information
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