Our 2023-2024 Season of Programs and Field Trips have come to an end.

Soon we will begin planning for our October 2024 through May 2025 Season and will keep you up-to-date of our progress in The Kite, our monthly newsletter, throughout the summer.

Stay hydrated and use sunscreen.

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Saturday, May 4

for Bobolinks & more

Join us for a walk at this man-made wetland where the birds are accustomed to humans. There are often opportunities for close-up looks and great photographs.This time of year, we may see migrating Bobolinks feasting on the Southern Rice Grass, along with local favorites.
Approx. 2 - 3 hours
Difficulty Level 2: May involve uneven terrain; 1-2 miles.

contact Celina Rohman virgil1946@att.net and Nancy Staples nlshootie@gmail.com
To caravan from Melrose meet on the west side of Heritage Park at 7:50 OR
Sweetwater Wetlands Park at 8:30 AM
325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville

There are restrooms at this location

Sallie Carlock

SFAS Program Meetings
Active: Oct. - May
Annual Report
When: Speaker Series Programs are held Tuesdays evenings at 6:45PM October thru May

Where: Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall (204 SR 26 downtown Melrose)

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Photo Credits
Photographs displayed on this website are copyrighted and were provided with permission by:
Ann Stodola
Dr. Jeff Smith
John Sloane
Richard Segall
Carol Sallette
Anne Pierce
Ida Little
Joyce King
Ray Franklin
Bill Chitty
Sallie Carlock
Jan & Bill Bolte
Keith Bollum
Bob Bird

Kayaking on the Ocklawaha River
February 2013
A group of SFAS members floated and paddled the Ocklawaha River between Gore’s Landing and Eureka Landing on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Our leader, Lars Anderson, river-guide and author, told us stories of steamboats, Native Americans, and logging on this pristine river. The alligators, large and small, watched from logs along the banks as we rode the current down the river. Some highlights include spotting a couple of family groups of adult White Ibis with juveniles, flushing a couple of wood ducks, and watching a Belted Kingfisher work the river ahead of us. All the while, the Yellow Rump Warblers sang their song, and hopped along branches. Butterflies winged across our path with the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the Palamendes Swallowtail especially abundant. It was a truly tranquil day on this exceptionally beautiful river. Historically, the property along the river was purchased for the Cross Florida Barge Canal; it is now part of the Marjorie Carr Greenway. Thank goodness this treasure has been saved that we might enjoy as day such as we had.
Kayaking on the Ocklawaha River
November 2011
November 2011, Lars Anderson met the Santa Fe Audubon canoe and kayakers at boat ramp on SR19 at the Oklawaha River, shuttled us to the boat ramp at the Rodman pool damn, then led a delightful float trip down the Oklawaha River. Between pointing out the wildlife and identifying the birds, Lars gave an ongoing history of the river from the earliest man to present day. The 4 hour trip was over too soon.