South Lake Conservation Area Field Trip hosted by Dr. Schmalze
February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Lake Conservation Area. This site was a mitigation donation to the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program.
There has been extensive restoration by cutting and burning, timber thinning, and exotic plant treatment. Vegetation is primarily oak scrub, scrubby flatwoods, and mesic flatwoods. An experimental translocation of Florida Scrub-Jays to the property began in 2009.
1) I-95 to exit 220 Garden Street (St. Rt. 406). West 0.6 miles on Garden Street to North Carpenter Road. North 1.5 miles on N. Carpenter to Dairy Road. West 1.1 mile on Dairy Road. Turn North (right) on Lancaster Lane (not paved) and park by gate.
2) US 1 to Dairy Road. Go West on Dairy Road. Cross North Carpenter Road. West 1.1 mile on Dairy Road. Turn North (right) on Lancaster Lane (not paved) and park by gate
Please be sure to bring water, a hat, gloves, sunscreen, and insect repellant along with comfortable preferably closed shoes.