Calendar of Events

 

Events

NFLT’S Naturalist Tour of Bogey Creek Preserve

Multiple Dates |  10 am – 12 pm

Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org

Interested in learning more about the wildlife and plants found here in north Florida? Join a Florida Master Naturalist and NFLT volunteer for an interpretive tour of Bogey Creek Preserve. Bogey Creek is NFLT’s first public access preserve and features a variety of ecosystems, ranging from cypress swamp to maritime hammock to saltmarsh. This slow-paced, 1-mile tour is best suited for adults; children over 8 years old supervised by parents or guardians are welcome.

Guests should bring water, sunscreen, and bug repellent. There are no restrooms at Bogey Creek Preserve. Space is limited, so sign up to save your spot!

DATE AND TIME:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  

COST AND SIGN-UPS:  Tours are free, but space is limited – please register by clicking links listed for your chosen date above.

LOCATION:Bogey Creek Preserve (30.457812, -81.519912), Cedar Point Road, Jacksonville

AGE RESTRICTIONS: Best suited for adults; children over 8 years supervised by parents or guardians are welcome.


NFLT’S Naturalist Tour of Spoonbill Pond

Monthly | 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org

Join Ron Pfeffer, Coastal Systems Florida Master Naturalist, for a guided tour of Spoonbill Pond. Ron is a North Florida Land Trust volunteer and also a board member of the Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks, our co-sponsor for this tour series! 

Spoonbill Pond, on the northeast end of Big Talbot Island, is one of the best locations in the region for birdwatching, with over 200 species recorded. Birders and nature lovers of all experience levels welcome. We’ll also discuss the role of NFLT in conserving Big Talbot Island and its importance for birds and other wildlife, as well as the mission of Friends of TISP to support the state parks through outreach, volunteerism, and more. 

We will meet at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp parking lot, at the north end of the island. Parking is $2 per vehicle and cash only. Please dress appropriately and bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and binoculars. 

DATES AND TIME:

  • December 7
  • January 4, 2020
  • February 1
  • March 7
  • April 11

8:30 AM – 11:3AM  

COST AND SIGN-UPS:  Space is limited; sign-up for free at https://signup.com/go/EdLUZwf 

LOCATION: Meet at Sawpit Creek boat ramp parking lot (https://goo.gl/maps/6ST5ZJb8gH92)  

AGE RESTRICTIONS: 12 and up; guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 

 

Healthy Forest Reserve Program

October 15th

If you own property in the O2O (see map) and are interested in managing your land for conservation and wildlife, please contact Susan Carr at scarr@nflt.org or 904-557-7980

Landowners in the O2O are eligible to sign up for the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) through October 15 2019.  This USDA Farm Bill program helps landowners restore, enhance and protect forests through purchase of conservation easements and funding for management activities.

North Florida Land Trust is working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) to bring this conservation program to the O2O.  For more information about the O2O, check out our website:  https://www.nflt.org/ocala-to-osceola-o2o-conservation-corridor/


Programs

Ongoing – Team Terrapin! Wildlife Monitoring Program
Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org

Team Terrapin volunteers monitor a nesting diamondback terrapin population every day from April through October. Volunteers commit to monitoring one day either every week or every other week. Shifts vary depending on the time of year, but generally last no more than half a day. While monitoring, volunteers look for intact terrapin nests, predated nests, hatched nests, and adult terrapins laying nests.