St. Lucie Audubon Society

FIELD TRIPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS 2016-2017

Information updated and links provided as available. Reminder: Wear comfortable closed-in shoes.  Bring hat, binoculars, scopes, cameras, bug repellent, snacks and water. We encourage carpooling when possible.

Fort Pierce Inlet State
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
 

Location: Fort Pierce Inlet State Park - 905 Shorewinds Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

Paleo Hammock Preserve
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
 

Location: Paleo Hammock Preserve, St Lucie County, 8551 Carlton Road, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987 - (Not exact for GPS). Located within the Steven J. Fousek Natural Area.

 

Lakeside Ranch

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

 

RECHEDULED TO MARCH 11, 2017 (see below)

Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016
  Anyone interested should email Ed Bowes at slacbc2010@gmail.com. Teams will meet at Oxbow Eco-center to compile count. Pizza and salad will be served .
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017
 

CANCELLED. As an alternative, Hart & Jewel will meet  at the Viera Wetlands (Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands) (Melbourne) 1/7 at 9:00 am.


Green Cay Nature Center and Wakodahatchees Wetlands
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
 

Location: Green Cay Nature Center and Wakodahatchees Wetlands (Boynton Beach)


Adams Ranch Breakfast and Tour
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017
  Our immensely popular annual fund-raiser.

Lakeside Ranch
Mar. 11, 2017
 

(Rescheduled from December) Lakeside Ranch STA, Martin County


Platt's Creek Preserve
Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017
 

Platt’s Creek Preserve, 3915 Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Pierce,


Bird-a-thon
March 25-26, 2017
 

Bird-a-thon  -  More information to follow


CHANGES! STA 2, Palm Beach, County
April 8, 2017
 

Flamingo Quest by St. Lucie and Everglades Audubon Society
with expert guides familiar with area

REVISED 3/22/2017: Please note changes in red.

Date: Saturday April 8th, 2017
Place: STA 2 -- Palm Beach County, approximately 25 miles South of South Bay, FL, and 30 miles North of Weston, FL  - Driving time from St Lucie West  is about  2- ¼  hours.  Detailed directions will be provided for participants after registration.

Start Time:   The actual tour starts at 10:30 am and lasts 3.5 hours.
Meet at:  STA 2 Front gates at 9:30 am.  Anyone with travel issues should contact Adella for special arrangements.

Donation: $5 donation is requested by Audubon Society of Everglades.
Details: This is a very popular trip.  The flamingos have been returning to the area for 10 years.  There is no guarantee the flamingos will be seen. It depends on the weather, water levels, and food availability. Carpool tours inside the restricted area allow four people per car. We will stop frequently along the 20 mile route with time to view, scope, and photograph.
Sign Up:  The final deadline to sign up is April 1. Please submit your name, phone number, and email address to the contact below. You will be emailed detailed information. Every participant is required to fill out a SFWMD liability release form. Please bring it with you on the day of the trip. The trip is limited to the first 20 people that sign up.

NOTE:  The STA 2 is a working Storm Treatment Area which does not have any “public use” facilities.  Generally, a port-a-potty would be supplied at the entrance during scheduled tours.  Also, there are public facilities 25 miles north and in South Bay, 3 miles south. There are no picnic areas, but you are welcome to eat lunch at your vehicle.

Contact Adella Blacka for sign up. Cell: 856-261-8599. Email: ablacka.florida@gmail.com


May
  No field trip scheduled
 
   
St. Lucie River Nature Cruises
 

Call River Lilly Cruises at 772-489-8344 for prices and reservations (required). The River Lilly leaves most days year-round from the River Park Marina on Prima Vista Boulevard. See alligators, birds, turtles and more. Visit their web site riverlillycruises.com Deena and Dana have retired. Meet the new owners Ed and Steph Hamrick.