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.
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.