Special LBC Member Events for January & February 2015

December 3, 2014

News, Wildflower Preserve

Two special events for Lemon Bay Conservancy members are scheduled in January and February.  These events are open to all new and renewing LBC members.

Member Morning at Wildflower Preserve – 8 am to 11 am on Saturday, Jan. 17Gulf Fritillary at Scorpiontail

LBC members are invited to come out and meet the volunteer gardeners, trail guides, and board members who are leading the transformation of Wildflower from golf course to nature preserve.  The butterfly area will be open throughout the morning.  A special birding walk will depart at 8:15 am.  Short nature tours will begin at 9:15 am and 10:15 am.  Several LBC board members will be on hand to answer questions and discuss future development projects.  There is no charge for members to attend this event.  Free coffee, tea and donuts will be provided.

Member Morning Boat Trip on Lemon Bay – 8:30 am to 11:30 am on Thursday, Feb. 19

Members are invited to join Dr. Bill Dunson for a pontoon boat excursion on Lemon Bay.  We will depart from the Lemon Bay Tours dock at 1450 Beach Road at 8:30 am.  We have selected that date to coincide with a very low tide that should provide good opportunities for viewing shorebirds on the flats as we head south into Lemon Bay.  If weather conditions permit, we will make a stop for a beach walk along the north end of Palm Island, adjacent to Stump Pass.  Bill will lead the walk, pointing out interesting plants and animals along the way.

The fee for this three hour adventure is $25 per member.  “Individual” members may bring a guest for $35.  We anticipate that interest in this trip will be high.  So, please call the office soon at 941-830-8922 to reserve your seats.  In the case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the trip.  If member demand for seats significantly exceeds the boat’s capacity, we will attempt to schedule a second excursion date.

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Lemon Bay Conservancy

About Lemon Bay Conservancy

Founded in 1971, Lemon Bay Conservancy is a not-for-profit land trust based in Englewood, Florida. Our long-range vision is: "To forever protect and preserve the natural features of Lemon Bay, Charlotte Harbor, their surrounding waters and uplands, and vital fish and wildlife habitat, through property preservation, environmental education and advocacy for sustainable land and water conservation policies and practices." To support that long-range vision, we focus our mission in three areas: Saving Land; Environmental education; and Advocacy for sustainable environmental policies.

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