2020 Conference Fieldtrips

Scheduled Field Trips

Follow these pages to get updates on what is being planned.  The trips will have the best of northeast Florida, giving you a chance to visit some of Florida's oldest and most unique ecosystems.

  • See rare plants in their native habitats
  • See examples of outstanding ecologically sound land management
  • Get to meet some of Florida's best field botanists and ecologists

All field trips require advance registration. Check individual field trips for costs and difficulty.  Trip days and times may change several times before the field trips are finalized.

Always plan to bring:

  • Water
  • Comfortable field clothes and closed-toed shoes (boots recommended).  In many places, long pants are strongly advised.
  • Sunscreen and sun hat
  • If the trip will extend through the noon hour, bring lunch

Click on the title of any trip to get trip detail

Bill Berthet's Pollinator Yard Tour & Concert

Award winning pollinator habitat

Bogey Creek Preserve & Pumpkin Hill Preserve State Park

See rare coastal uplands and one of North Florida Land Trust's preserves

Branan Field Wildlife & Environmental Area

Gopher tortoise mitigation area

Fort George Island Cultural State Park and Kingsley Plantation

Historic site of human habitation for over 5,000 years

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Full zoo tour highlighting native gardens

Bike EcoTour with Kayak Amelia

Cycle through Big Talbot Island State Park

Kayak EcoTour of Simpson Creek and its marshes

A naturalist-led tour with Kayak Amelia

Little Talbot Island Dune Tour & Beach Walk

Five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches

Theodore Roosevelt Area & Fort Caroline National Memorial

Incredible hiking trail with diverse native plants & history

Cary State Forest

Orchids and trail tour of Florida's second oldest State Forest

Crosby Sanctuary

Duval Audubon Society limited access preserve

Guana Outpost Kayak EcoTour

Kayak Tour of the Guana Reserve

GTMNERR Education Center & Trail Tour

Tour restored freshwater marsh, mesic flatwoods & scenic estuarine overlooks

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

120 acre urban woodland

Julington-Durbin Preserve

A St. Johns River Water Management District natural oasis among the urban areas of Jacksonville & St. Johns County

Gold Head Branch State Park

Hike beautiful fire-maintained sandhills in one of Florida's first state parks

Native Park and Jake Ingram's Native Yard

Ixia Chapter award winning park & nearby native yard

Williams Wetland Preserve

Tour the recently protected property of FWC's landowner of the year