Meet at: Jones Hammock Preserve Entrance at 7:15 am to be ready to start the hike at 7:30 am.
Event Time: 7:30 am – approximately 10:30 am
Guide: Eva Ries, Naturalist, St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department. Eva is an Advanced Florida Master Naturalist and Director of Avian Research for One More Generation.
Description: We will explore two adjacent St. Lucie County Preserves. The theme for our hike is Fall Migration in St. Lucie County. Eva will highlight which of the birds we observe are year-round residents, which have recently returned to Florida for the season, and any that are passing through on the way to Central and South America.
Directions: Parking is at the entrance to Jones Hammock Preserve in Fort Pierce. The location of Jones Hammock Preserve is on Bell Avenue between Promenade Way and Wilderness Drive; it's the section of Bell Avenue between Sunrise Boulevard and South 25th Street. Park vehicles on the grass by the wooden, brown signage. Please plan to carpool wherever possible and park vehicles "head in" only as efficiently as possible, as space is limited.
General Preparation Information: Each participant must carry sufficient drinking water, per county program policies. Packing snacks which can be consumed while standing/walking is recommended. Close-toed, durable footwear, preferably waterproof, is mandatory for participation in all hikes unless otherwise specified. There is no toilet facility - please plan accordingly. There are no trash containers, so plan to pack in/pack out any refuse from food/beverages. Hats, sunglasses, SPF lotion/clothing, and insect repellent are recommended • Dress for seasonal temperatures, including light rain showers. Small children and pets to remain at home, this activity is designed for adults (ages 12+). Bring your binoculars, scopes and cameras to enjoy the birds.
Site Information: The terrain in these two preserves is uneven, and mostly earthen paths, including stepping on and across concrete weirs. Our route is around 3 miles and includes the pond area above the wetland. Please be advised that trails may have high vegetation in some areas.
For questions please contact Doris Brookens at cell: 717-576-7876 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a 2-step registration process.