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Green Cay and Wokodahatchee Field Trip

March 9 @ 6:00 am - March 10 @ 2:00 pm

ATTENDEES NEED TO CONFIRM FOR THIS EVENT

Space Coast Audubon President, Jeff Lamothe, is leading a field trip to the Palm Beach Wetlands of Wakodahatchee Wetlands and Green Cay Nature Center in Delray Beach/Boynton Beach. These boardwalk wetlands are a Florida treasurer that allow for close viewing of a variety of wildlife. Wakodahatachee is renown for close viewing of nesting birds often only a couple yards away. Green Cay offers good chances of seeing bitterns, Soras, song birds, warblers and waterfowl. The trip consists of going to both locations and walking along will maintained boardwalks. We will be walking slow with ample opportunity to sit along the boardwalks. Both sites have clean restrooms on location. I would suggest bringing lunch, drinks, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray (optional). Wear appropriate clothes based on the weather and wear comfortable footwear. Restaurants are only a short drive away

This tip can be done as a:

Day Trip – Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 6:00AM to 6:00PM

OR

Overnight Trip – Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00AM returning Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00PM

Day Trip

We meet at Sam’s Club at 6:00 AM, 4255 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904 for a 2 hour drive to Wokodahatachee. The reason for leaving so early is that parking is extremely limited and will fill up by 8:30. After birding Wakodahatchee, we break for lunch and head to Green Cay a couple of miles away. Plan to to be back in the Melbourne area around 6:PM

Overnight Trip

We meet at Sam’s Club (see address above) at 9:00AM and carpool to Green Cay to meetup up with the Day Trip group around 11:30AM. After Green Cay we go to a local hotel for the evening and visit Wakodahatchee at 8:00AM on Sunday. Plan to leave Wakodahatchee around noon to 1:00PM for a 3:00PM return in the Melbourne area. Book your lodging for Saturday night in the Boynton Beach/Del Ray Beach area. Hotel costs are around $130-$180 per night.

I need to have your RSVP no later than March 6, 2019 to arrange for car pooling. Call Jeff at 321 610-4443 jeff@camplamothe.com for questions

If you prefer to meet the group instead of carpooling at Wakodahatchee the address is 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach 33446. Address for Green Cay is 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach 33437.

Details

Start:
March 9 @ 6:00 am
End:
March 10 @ 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Space-Coast-Audubon-Meetup/events/259046828/

Organizer

Space Coast Audubon Meetup
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Space-Coast-Audubon-Meetup/

Venue

Sam’s Club
4255 W New Haven Ave
Melbourne, FL 32904 US
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