This is an overnight trip to Gainesville to some of the most popular natural locations in the area. Moving out of the Peninsula gives us an opportunity to see some different species of birds and wildlife.
Participants will visit Paynes Prarie, Sweetwater Wetlands, and have a behind the scenes tour of the avian collection at the Museum of Natural History. In addition we will witness the mass fly out of thousands of bats from the University bat houses. Be prepared for hiking and weather conditions.
Deadline for this trip is October 15th.
Contact David Hartgrove by phone 386-235-1249 or email to add your name to the list of those going.
Room Reservation Information
To reserve your room at the Hampton Inn use the custom website for our group at this link
Once your reservations are confirmed, we will arrange car pools and send you the itinerary with our schedule and meal arrangements.
Paynes Prairie https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Paynes-Prairie
Sweetwater Wetlands Park http://www.sweetwaterwetlands.org
University of Florida Bat Colony https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/index.php/bats/home/