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Duval+Orange Audubon Co-op Birding by Bicycle or Car Lake Apopka Field Trip
Saturday, November 04, 2023, 07:30am - 05:00pm

PLEASE REGISTER ON OUR MEETUP SITE so we know how many to expect. Thank you!

Leaders: Pete Johnson 904-536-4806 (Duval Audubon) and Alan Shapiro (Orange Audubon)

This is a bicycling bird trip with the option to do the wildlife drive by car. The field-trip starts at 7:30 am and will go until the group decides it is completed. Anticipate a day trip at this location and bring your own lunch/drinks/snacks. We will meet back at the Lake Apopka Loop Trailhead for lunch at 12:00 pm. We will then regroup for birding by car in afternoon to other hotspots in the area.

Carpooling is recommended. We will be meeting at Lake Apopka Loop Trailhead on the east side of Lake Apopka. Arrive by 7:15 am to leave by 7:30 am.

Access all Lake Apopka trail maps here:

"Lake Apopka is in the headwaters of the Ocklawaha River. At approximately 48.4 square miles in size, Lake Apopka is the fourth largest lake in Florida and receives water from spring flow, rainfall and storm-water runoff. The lake was identified for cleanup under Florida’s Surface Water Improvement and Management Act of 1987. In 1996, the Florida Legislature furthered its previous mandate to clean up the lake by providing funds to buy additional agricultural lands north of the lake.

The former farmlands make up the Lake Apopka North Shore, a restoration area where the St. Johns River Water Management District’s major activities include marsh and floodplain restoration and the creation of a marsh flow-way that filters Lake Apopka’s waters by circulating lake water through restored wetlands, returning cleaner water to the lake. The wildlife drive is along a portion of the former farm fields.

These public lands help protect water quality and storage, indigenous floral and faunal species, cultural resources, and provide natural resource-based recreational opportunities."

LOCATION: Lake Apopka Loop Trailhead, 2929 S Binion Rd, Apopka, FL

FEE: No Fee

* This outing may include vaccinated and non-vaccinated participants.
* Masks are not required at this outdoor event. Please bring a mask in case a situation arises where donning a mask may be warranted.
* If you have any of the following symptoms, do not attend this outing:
- Fever or chills
- Congestion or runny nose
- Headache
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat

Location - Fort Caroline National Memorial, 12713 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225
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