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Next Meeting

February 18 2023 9:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.


Circle B Bar Reserve

4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803


Circle B Bar Reserve, on the northwest shore of Lake Hancock, is a former cattle ranch that today boasts a wide variety of plants and animals. You can see several distinct ecosystems in this reserve of 1,267 acres.


We will meet in front of the visitors center We will use a technique called field guide for this meeting. It will emphasis layout and attention to 2 or more birds and/or wetland vegetation. We will discuss wetlands and the importance of wetlands for water quality and migrating birds. We will hike between 1-2 miles or less. It depends on what we see and where.

Coming to an event and not sure what to bring? See below!


If you are coming to one of the Saturday adventures all you need is your journal (paper) a pencil or pen, water, and snacks (optional).

If you are going out on your own and going to be hiking into the woods I would suggest a couple more items to bring with you. Depending on the weather:


1. a light jacket or rain jacket

2. a compass and map

3. fully charged phone

Other than that go wild with your art supplies! On our walks I will have colored pencils and watercolors, pens, and different types of pencils. I will blog about different supplies so you can see what I use and what is out there. If you want to use some of my water colors or pencils while we draw just ask! I like for people to use the items before they run out and buy them.


This is what I carry most of the time in a simple over the shoulder bag. Remember the more you carry the heavier it is and the more you may want to leave your bag behind!

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