November 14 program change: "Cavity Nesters", 6:45 at Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 204 SR 26, Melrose.


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When: Program Meetings are held the Second Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm.

Where:Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall, 204 SR 26, Melrose

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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.