Field Trips

The Eugenia Chapter has periodic field trips …

10-28-2018: Sebastian River Preserve State Park:  To be Re-scheduled!

Our next field trip will be to the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park will be re-scheduled.  It was to be on 10-28-18 as a “companion” trip to our October meeting when Park Manager Dylan Cavagni was scheduled to speak, but Hurricane Michael had other plans.

Once he returns from his service in the Panhandle, we hope to re-schedule his as our January speaker at which time we will re-schedule our field trip.  Fingers crossed. Say tuned!

The St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park has 60 miles of primitive trails on its 22,000 acres that straddle Indian River and St. Lucie counties.  Prior to extensive logging, longleaf pine once predominated the coastal plains of the U.S.  Only 1% of longleaf pine forests still exist, some of which is protected by this Park.

Where to Meet?  Directions from the intersection of CR510 & CR512

Go west on CR 512. Watch for the Sebastian River Middle School, where there is a stoplight.  Turn right (north) at the next road.  Continue on the dirt road until you see a kiosk o the right.  Park at the kiosk.

 

Last Field Trip:  Wabasso Scrub

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Past Field Trips

Jane Schnee, shown just above, led a field trip on 1-14-2017 at the Wabasso Scrub.

A diverse group of folks enjoyed this scrub walk including photographer George Bollis shown below readying silkgrass (Pityopsis graminifolia) for a photo …

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J.R Williams shared the photo of the happy scrub walk group at the very top of this page and the silkgras photo below …

NPS Scrub Walk 1-14-17 (7)

Click Native Plant Society Nature walk to see more of J.R.’s photos & his account of the field trip.

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