Monday, May 13, 2013

Alpine Groves Nature Walk

Date: Tuesday, May 14
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Meeting: At the parking lot at the end of the road, closest to the river

Tomorrow is our last neighborhood nature walk of the season, so we hope you can come just us at Alpine Groves Park.  Alpine Groves is located along the historic St. Johns River in the western part of the county. If you don't know this park you owe yourself a chance to come discover it. If you do know the park then you know what a true gem it is!

Along the river you can see wading birds, nesting wood ducks, gulls and terns. The woodlands are home to seasonal, migrant and resident warblers, woodpeckers. Bald eagles and ospreys can be seen soaring overhead.

Nature walks are shorter and less strenuous than some of the field trips and are appropriate for most. We will start at the end of the park near the river and go out onto the fishing pier looking for water birds of all sorts, and then will walk through the woods looking for and listening for woodland birds. The woodland path is paved, so wheelchair or stroller accessible.

This will be our last nature walk for the season, but keep in mind we do have an upcoming chapter meeting on  Monday, May 20, at the main library in St. Augustine, 6 PM where Kristi Leonard from Anastasia State Park will talk about the beach mouse and the gopher tortoise, following by our last field trip of the season - also at Anastasia State Park on Saturday, May 25 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. We hope you can join us for those events also!

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