Walks and Field Trips

Field Trip: USF HERBARIUM, Monday, August 1, 2022, 1 pm - 3 pm

This field trip is no longer accepting participants. Contact below if interested in a wait list spot.

Join other members and Herbarium curator Karla Alvarado in a tour through the USF Herbarium.The Herbarium collection contains more than 270,000 specimens, many digitized for ease of access. It also has a 10,000 book library, important collections and manages the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, an extremely important tool for anyone working with Florida native plants.

The Herbarium is located on the USF campus and parking is by permit or Pay Station. For this reason we will meet at Panera Bread on Bruce B Downs and carpool to the lot. We can meet for lunch or just to ride share. Limited to 10 participants.

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. 


Camping Trip, October 14-17, 2022 (3 nights, 14, 15 and 16)

Ochlockonee State Park , 429 State Park Road, Sopchoppy FL

We have 5 campsites reserved with room for 5 more people. If you want to book your own site, use the state parks reservation system. It is a small campground so reserve early. 

Contact Tina, mablepatterson@hotmail.org to get on the list. 

Lettuce Lake Native Plant Walks :2022 Schedule

Next Walk is September 3, 2022

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.