Superbowl Hike at Sawgrass Lake Park

It was perfect weather for a hike at Sawgrass Lake Park, a great opportunity to get out and stretch our legs before the Superbowl later that day.  We walked every trail at the park and climbed the observation tower.  We saw one baby alligator but never did see the mother.  We saw a variety of birds, especially on the lake.  Unfortunately, we saw a bit of trash floating too.

We enjoyed the opportunity to be outside and are looking forward to our next hike of the year, before the unusually warm weather gets too warm!

November Monthly Meeting

Our final meeting of the year was Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park.

Our speaker was Carol Reed, our resident artist.  Just in time for the holidays, she led a class in glass painting.  Attendees brought their own glass or glasses and Carol provided the paint, brushes, and supplies for a $3 donation.  We also held a potluck dinner for the evening.

If we did not see you on Wednesday, have a great holiday season and we’ll see you in 2018!

 

 

August Monthly Meeting

Dr. Stephen Geiger, a research scientist and the Molluscan Fisheries Subsection Leader at FWC talks about scallops at the monthly meeting.

Dr. Stephen Geiger, a research scientist and the Molluscan Fisheries Subsection Leader at FWC talks about scallops at the monthly meeting.

We had a full house at the August monthly meeting.   Our speaker was Dr. Stephen Geiger, a research scientist and the Molluscan Fisheries Subsection Leader at FWC.  He taught us all about scallops so we will be well educated for our scalloping trip to Homosassa this weekend.

As a reminder, if you are going on the scalloping trip, we have a FAQ for you and check out this post for a link to a trip report from a previous scalloping trip and a video of the late Terry Tomalin and his son Kai when they went scalloping for an ABC Action News story.

Scalloping in Homosassa

Our August trip will be our annual scalloping trip to Homosassa.  Planning to attend or going scalloping on your own?  Here is a FAQ we developed a few years ago with tips if your are new to scalloping or reminders if you’ve done it before.  You can read about one of our previous Scallop Scurry trips and here is a video of the late Terry Tomalin and his son Kai when they went out scalloping for an ABC Action News story.  Questions about the scalloping trip?  Drop a note to info@theadventurouswoman.org