Walks and Field Trips

Field Trip : Saturday, November 21 , 9 am

 J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park
10500 Wilderness Park Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL 34655

 We will meet at the parking area by the Education Center. The Education Center is on the left side of Wilderness Park Blvd about 0.6 miles past the entrance. There is no fee.

Plan for 3 to 4 hours of a moderately paced, social distanced enjoyment of field botany and butterflies.  Expect periods of full blazing sun with some possible wet or muddy patches. Hat, sunscreen, long sleeves and trousers, close-toed & water resistant boots are advised. Bring drinking water and field snacks. There are restrooms in the park and probably water, but come prepared.

Should be fun!

The trip is limited to 10 participants who should be FNPS members. To sign up, contact Tina (Mable C) Patterson at mablepatterson@hotmail.com or call (305) 298-6381 (leave name and message).


Lettuce Lake Native Plant Walks 2020 Schedule

 NO WALK is scheduled for December. Remaining walks are dependent on county decisions about group activities in the parks.

Lettuce Lake has reopened but the Visitor Center, picnic areas and canoe rentals are still closed. You can walk the boardwalk (now one-way) and use the trails.

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 Visitor Center at 9 am. After a short presentation, we leave from the native plant garden and walk the trails and boardwalk.

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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.