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The Trailhead is located in Lake County, Florida. map

For more information, please contact info@scrubjaytrail.org
(352) 429-5566

sat - wed : 8:00-5:00

Email photo contributions
of wildlife or plants seen
on the trail to this address: photos@scrubjaytrail.org



September 27, 2014 Trailday Newsletter
Hello Trailblazers!

"A Florida Scrub-Jay at the Trail"
photo: Suzi Harr
See more of her photographs in the Gallery

We are looking forward to good weather for Trailday tomorrow (8am-11am). Please note that there will be no Yoga in the morning. We'll be working on the East section of the Trail, clearing up some recent wild hog damage and working on eliminating exotics from around the base of the trees. Bring loppers, pruners, gloves, water bottles and bug spray.

Hope to see you tomorrow. Feel free to contribute to the breakfast table.

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Upcoming Events

Lake County 3rd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival
October 3, 4 and 5, 2014
Lots of great events happening, and it's not too late to sign up online. While the event is based out of Venetian Gardens in Leesburg this year, many fieldtrips and activities are happening in various Lake County areas such as The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail in Clermont, FL. on 11490 Monte Vista Road. (352)-429-5566).
See below for a full list of events offered at the Scrub-jay Trail.

Mysteries of the Labyrinth
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9am - 11am
This workshop will be presented by Melinda Joy Miller. This is a fascinating workshop as you look at the history of this ancient structure, how you can create your own Labyrinth.

You will learn:
An easy, step-by-step method to draw, and install a personal labyrinth for your daily inspiration.
How to use the labyrinth as a tool to achieve clarity of thought.
How to get solutions for difficult situations.
How to build community toward closer relationships with self, family, and friends.

Have a chance to win a Labyrinth Assessment for a precise location on your property with respect to the best alignment with surrounding environment, the house location, existing gardens, wind movement, the Four Sacred Directions, and your goal of intent.
Cost is $10 (10% off with Scrub-Jay Trail Membership) class size will be limited.
Early registration is suggested. Call 352-429-5566 to register.

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3rd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival

Events at the Scrub-Jay Trail during the Festival
October 3-5, 2014

Birding with John Thomton
Saturday, October 4th - 7:00am-8:30am and 8:45am-10:15am
John's tours of the Trail are always a huge hit. For the past 7 years John has been monitoring the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail and developed the bird checklist which currently has over 110 species. He developed the Clermont Christmas Bird Count as well as was instrumental in the development of The Disney Christmas Bird Count. While he lives in Central Florida John has travelled extensively and has a vast knowledge of birds from around the country. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, birding with John will be a true pleasure as you gain incite into his birding techniques utilizing site and sound.
Register here with this Wings and Wildflower link.

Gardening for Butterflies - Tag a Butterfly with Dr. Marc Minno
Saturday, October 4th - 10:30am-12:00 and 2:00pm-3:30pm

You will learn how to create the most productive habitat for your very own butterfly garden and then tag your very own Monarch butterfly and track it as it migrates south to Mexico and back to the U.S. Learn from the best. Dr. Minno is an expert on butterflies and their habitats as well as the author of several books on Florida Butterflies and gardening.
Cost: $20.00
Register here with this Wings and Wildflower link.

Butterflies are Free with Jana Harris
Saturday, October 4th - continuesly between 10:00am and 4:00pm

Jana will present an in-depth look at the life cycle of the butterfly with an emphasis on the Monarch. Kids can top off the day by participating in the planting of your very own butterfly plant in the pollinator garden. Leave your mark behind as you help save the Monarch!
Free. RSVP required to secure your plant in the garden.  (352)-429-5566
Register here with this Wings and Wildflower link.

Make and Take with Dr. Connie Gibb
Saturday, October 4th - 10:00am-4:00pm

Educator, Dr. Connie Gibb will have a children's table where your young ones can create a "Make and Take" craft that they can take home. This booth is always a hit with the little ones. Educational, Creative and Fun all rolled up into one.

Tours of the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail by Cathy and Bruce Brown
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, throughout each day.
Free You will most likely get a close-up view of the fascinating Florida Scrub-Jay as it prepares for the winter ahead. See Florida's only endemic bird and learn why we may lose it forever and how you may help!
Register here with this Wings and Wildflower link.
Check out the schedule under Fieldtrips at wingsandwildflowers.com RSVP Today!

More details are available on www.WingsandWildflowers.com. Don't get caught having to wait for another year to partake in one of many adventures. Be sure to register online NOW for the programs you want to take. Don't delay as all openings are on a first come first serve basis!

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Thank you to those who have renewed your annual membership or have become a new member. With increased participation in our programs and activities, we are able to make a bigger impact. It is through your voluntary efforts and active support that this growth is made possible. Members like you provide the primary source of funding to continue to educate others about the Florida scrub-jay and its habitat.

For a membership , please complete the application form and return with your payment.
As a member, you will receive the following benefits:
• 10% discount on plants and merchandise at B.B. Brown's Gardens
• Invitation to special events for members only
• 10% discount on workshops held at the Trailhead

The mission of the Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium is to preserve the Florida Scrub-Jay from extinction through preservation, restoration and education. Your support is very important to us and is vital for continuing our mission.

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