Apr
21
7:30 AM07:30

Lost Creek Forest

This is a great trip for old growth forest/spring wildflower/plant enthusiasts. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Fresh Market parking lot in Village Square on Thomasville Rd. We will be carpooling, so please indicate if you are a willing driver. We will return in time for lunch.

Contact Helen Jelks King at thekingsom@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

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Mar
30
7:30 AM07:30

Bald Point State Park

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Publix parking lot at the intersection of Crawfordville Highway and Cap Circle SW. We will also visit Mashes Sand Beach and Bottoms Rd. We will be carpooling so please indicate if you are a willing driver. We will be home in time for a late lunch or some may eat lunch on the return trip.

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Ochlockonee River State Park
Dec
15
7:30 AM07:30

Ochlockonee River State Park

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Publix parking lot at the intersection of Capital Circl SW and State Road 61 (Crawfordville Highway). We will be carpooling so please indicate if you are a willing driver.

Park fees apply. $4.00 per vehicle up to eight people

Contact Helen Jelks King at thekingsom@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Photo by Patti Esher, Reflecting in the Pine Woods, 2012 Florida State Parks photo contest.

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St. Marks NWR Tram Ride
Dec
9
12:45 PM12:45

St. Marks NWR Tram Ride

Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot at 12:45 p.m. Don Morrow will be leading this ride behind the gates where one will see plenty of ducks.

SPACE IS LIMITED: You must call the Refuge directly to book this tour and the phone number is 850-925-6121. If this fills up, ask about the other tram rides available. There is one at 9:00 a.m. that morning, for instance. The ride is from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

(photo credit: Karen Willes)

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Eastern Lake Jackson Landings
Oct
28
8:00 AM08:00

Eastern Lake Jackson Landings

A few months ago we explored the western landings of this large lake. This time we will tackle the Eastern landings. Meet at 8 a.m. at Rhoden Cove Landing,located off Meridian Road. We will be carpooling, so please indicate if you are a willing driver. Also, there will be minimal walking required.

Contact Helen Jelks King at thekingsom@gmail.com if you plan to attend or have any questions.

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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

It's that time of year again with migration in full swing and the arrival of our winter residents. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the St. Mark's Rails to Trails main parking lot on Woodville highway OR meet directly at the Visitor Center parking lot at 8 a.m. We will be carpooling, so please indicate if you are a willing driver. There is a fair amount of walking required.

Contact Helen Jelks King at thekingsom@gmail.com if you plan to attend or have any questions.

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Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines
Sep
29
7:30 AM07:30

Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Pilot Gas station at the intersection of US90 West and I-10. There should be some good Fall wildflowers to see and our guides, the Schmidts are always so helpful. We will be carpooling, so please indicate if you are a willing driver. We will finish early afternoon, and some may want to eat lunch on the way home.

Please email Helen King at thekingsom@gmail.com if you would like to join a field trip.  If you have any questions, please call 850-765-2488.

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Butterfly Tour of Apalachicola National Forest
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Butterfly Tour of Apalachicola National Forest

Meet at 9 a.m. at the Publix at the intersection of Capital Circle SW and Crawfordville Highway. This will be a dual event with the Hairstreak Chapter. The butterfly folks tend to stay all day to seek, so there will be 2 choices of the tour: 1/2 day and full day. We need vehicles with 4WD and will be carpooling, so please indicate if you are a willing driver. Also please indicate if you desire to do the 1/2 or full day tour. The full day tour requires that you bring a picnic lunch.

Please email Helen King at thekingsom@gmail.com if you would like to join a field trip.  If you have any questions, please call 850-765-2488.

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