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Field Trip: Jennings State Forest Pioneer Trail (Middleburg)
September 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
PLEASE NOTE: Attendance will be limited to no more than 20 people, and pre-registration is required. If you register and find you cannot attend, PLEASE cancel your registration to allow others to participate.
Jennings State Forest is an approximately 30,000-acre state forest managed by the Florida Division of Forestry. It is one of the best places to see the Bachman’s Sparrow in the spring when they come out from hiding to call for mates. Previous field trips have produced Bachman’s Sparrow, Acadian Flycatcher, Summer Tanager, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Bartram’s Ixia (rare wildflower) and many more interesting birds and plants. The Pioneer Trail is a new trail that connects all of the landings and campsites along Black Creek.
The goal of this trip is to encounter migrants like American Redstart, Ovenbird, Hooded Warbler, Swainson’s Thrush, and flycatchers. The luxuriant undergrowth in lowland areas is one of the best spots to target the very rare Kentucky Warbler.