Scrub Jay Educational Walk
Time & Location
About The Event
The Jonathan Dickinson State Park Florida Scrub Jay walk meets less than 1/4 mile from the park entrance, along the road to the Pine Grove Campground. We will take a once well-paved road, that is now for foot and bicycle traffic only. The walk is between 1/4 and 1/2 mile in length, on gently rolling, open scrub terrain. There is no water or restrooms right there, and the walk can get hot quickly - even in January. The path is a well-documented spot where scrub jays have congregated for years, and the federally-threatened birds are seen on most outings but not assured - they are wild animals. Any lightning close enough to hear thunder will cause immediate cancellation of the tour. Your guide, Jim Howe, will also accentuate the Florida scrub ecosystem itself and why fire is essential, while pointing out gopher tortoise burrows and unique plants found only at JDSP.
WHAT TO BRING: Binoculars, sun block, water, camera, insect repellent, comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses.
Trip Leader: Jim Howe