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Chain of Lakes Field Trip (Titusville)

November 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Link: https://www.meetup.com/Space-Coast-Audubon-Meetup/events/281694787

Join Bert Alm for a limited participant bird walk Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville.

Located near Eastern Florida State College and the Indian River, this 92.14-acre regional park features wetlands and lakes with walking bridges connected to 3-miles of paved walking trails. Facilities include an observation tower, pavilions, 2 multi-use fields, 2 lighted soccer fields and concession, 2 lighted youth softball fields and concession, 5 lighted adult softball fields and concession, restrooms, and parking.

This Brevard County recreation complex resulted from a unique partnership between the Brevard County Natural Resources Watershed Management, Eastern Florida State College, the City of Titusville, the St. Johns River Water Management District, and the Parrish Medical Center. In addition to providing recreational opportunities, the park was engineered to prevent polluted storm runoff from entering the Indian River Lagoon. Habitats include artificial lakes and wetlands (salt marsh and mangroves), plus hardwood and sabal palm hammocks. Look for Wood Storks, Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egrets, and other waders (such as Roseate Spoonbills on occasion), Mottled Ducks, Laughing Gulls, and Forster’s Terns. Bald Eagles fly over occasionally and Ospreys are a common sight. Walk the trails through the hammocks for songbirds such as Painted Buntings in winter and Prairie Warblers in spring and fall. One of the park’s best features is a five-story observation tower with a commanding view of the lagoon and wetlands. Paved, level paths throughout most of the park make traveling easy for people of all mobility levels. The complex is located immediately behind the community college’s gymnasium.

This site has 183 species reported in eBird overall with 55 species so far in October.

We will meet at 8:30 am at the parking area near the soccer fields (north of the softball fields). Take Truman Scarborough to the T-intersection, turn right, and then left into the parking area.

Recommend you wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt, and a hat and bring water and bug spray.

To see this event’s field trip report located on the Space Coast Audubon Society Website (48 hours after the event), follow the link
http://www.spacecoastaudubon.org/category/trip-reports/

The point of contact is Bert at 310-738-2894.

Details

Date:
November 7
Time:
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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