Walks and Field Trips

Field Trip, October Field Trip will be the camping trip Saturday

Long pants, closed toe shoes and HAT are highly recommended. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and snacks. Mosquito repellant is always a possibility.

Contact Tina (Mable C) Patterson, mablepatterson@hotmail.com or call or text 305-298-6381 (leave name and message).

Camping Trips, 2021

We have 2 trips planned for the fall. There are still a few spaces in the reserved campsites or you can reserve your own through the Florida State Parks system

Highlands Hammock – October 22-24. Visit primeval live oak forest, walk the boardwalk, and visit an ancient Lake Wales Ridge scrub filled with rare plants. We arrive Friday evening and depart Sunday around 1 pm. The park is varied and the walking is easy. 

Collier-Seminole State Park and Fakahatchee Strand – December 9-13. Plan on camping in a semitopical setting and going on a compass wade into Fakahatchee Strand. We will arrive Thursday evening and depart Sunday morning giving ourselves 2 full days in the woods. Plan on wading in deep water and mud.

Contact Tina Patterson for more information.

Lettuce Lake Native Plant Walks 2021 Schedule

 Next walk, Saturday, November 6, at 9 am. 

Suncoast sponsors native plant walks at Lettuce Lake Park on the first Saturday every month except July, August and December.These walks are designed for park visitors who want to learn about Florida native plants.  We do a slow stroll pointing out the native plants that the park supports.

Walks begin in the Native Plant Garden behind the Visitor Center at 9 am. After a short presentation, we leave from the native plant garden and walk the paved trail and nature trail. Visitors should keep appropriate distance and/or wear a mask. Please do not attend if you feel unwell.



Please visit Tampa Audubon's website for the status of this walk.

Tampa Audubon 'Beginning Bird Walks' meet on the second Saturday of each month at Lettuce Lake. Participants meet at 9 am (8 am in summer) in the parking lot by the Visitor Center. Binoculars are available for loan.

The Native Plant and Bird Walks are free and open to the public although there is a $2 park entrance fee.