Walks and Field Trips

Field Trip: May 20, 2023, 8:45 am - 12 pm

Double Branch Preserve 12460 W. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa. 

Our meeting place will be the Walgreens parking lot at the corner of W. Hillsborough Ave & Countryway Blvd.  address: 12211 W. Hillsborough Ave.

This preserve has no space to park multiple vehicles. 

As a group, from the Walgreens we will take the Pedestrian crosswalk on Hillsborough Ave. (6 lanes of traffic) to the sidewalk across the street. We then turn right and walk the 3 tenths of mile to the public access gate.

Very nice coastal pine flatwoods, marshes, salt barrens and mangrove fringes. 

 We recommend wearing a hat, long pants and close-toed shoes. Don't forget drinking water and sunscreen. Insect repellent useful.

To register, contact Tina (Mable C) Patterson, email mablepatterson@hotmail.com or phone (305) 298-6381 , text or call and leave your name and message and contact information. 


2023 Fall Camping Trip, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, October 19-22

Contact Tina (see above) for more information. Cabin and campsite spaces available.


Lettuce Lake Native Plant Walks, 2023 Schedule

No Walk in July, August or December

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.

Download 2023 Schedule



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

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