December 9: Botany at the Bluffs: A Walk at Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area | 5703 Green Rd, Middleburg, FL 32068
Join NFLT Conservation Coordinator and President-Elect for the Florida Native Plant Society, Susan Carr, PhD, for a walk in the woods near black creek. We will illuminate some of the plants found within this upland environment, witness some interesting geological features, and view lands NFLT aims to protect along the banks of the creek. Spots are limited; RSVP to Courtney Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 20: Stars and S’mores: Stargazing from Big Talbot Island 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Big Talbot Island Biological Field Station, 12134 Houston Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32226
Northeast Florida Astronomical Society will bring their scopes and we will bring the s’mores for a night under the stars on Big Talbot Island!
February 13: SAVE THE DATE: NFLT Annual Meeting featuring Senator Bob Graham, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Friday Musicale, 645 Oak Street, Jacksonville, FL
Join us for our annual report to the community and business luncheon featuring keynote speaker and former Governor, Bob Graham, and our annual awards to volunteers and supportors.
March 3: Sunrise Adventure Hike, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wetland Preserve, Putnam County
This early morning hike on Wetland Preserve, one of NFLT’s conservation projects, could offer sights of wildlife such as white tailed deer, gopher tortoises, many species of birds, and if we are lucky, a black bear! Lunch provided.
Ongoing – Team Terrapin! Wildlife Monitoring Program
Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Coordinator for more info: edunn@northfloridalandtrust.
Team Terrapin volunteers monitor a nesting diamondback terrapin population every day from April through October. Volunteers commit to monitoring one day either every week or every other week. Shifts vary depending on the time of year, but generally last no more than half a day. While monitoring, volunteers look for intact terrapin nests, predated nests, hatched nests, and adult terrapins laying nests.
Ongoing – Speak Up for Florida Forever Trainings
Despite a clear bipartisan mandate from the public to fund land conservation, the Florida legislature has chosen to allocate much of those funds toward other purposes. Contact us to schedule a training and to learn more about the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative and how to better advocate for the issues YOU care about.