2017 Conference Fieldtrips

Scheduled Field Trips

Follow these pages to get updates on what is being planned.  The trips will have the best of central 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 reservation.  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

Explore the Kissimmee River Eco-Tour

An Adventure by Pontoon

Kissimmee Prairie State Park Buggy Tour (morning)

Fire, Water and Biodiversity in the Florida Dry Prairie

Kissimmee Prairie State Park Buggy Tour (afternoon)

Fire, Water and Biodiversity in the Florida Dry Prairie

Learn About Land Management Reviews

Lake Kissimmee State Park


A Polk County conservation success

Bok Tower

Lake Wales Ridge Hike (also see trip W)

Disney Wilderness Preserve

Conserving Native Florida in a Changing World

Carter Creek

Two spectacular properties full of rare plants

Adams Ranch

Conservation on a Working Ranch

Highlands Hammock

Diverse habitats with an extra plus – a morning in a special place with a Florida expert on bugs

Saddle Blanket Lakes Scrub

An Exploration of Ancient Florida Scrub

Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area

Exploring the Southernmost Reach of the St. Johns River

Bok Tower Gardens

Connecting Natural Landscapes with Backyards through Horticulture (Also see trip G)

Fort Lonesome

Well managed, diverse area representative of historic Florida ecosystems

Crooked Lake Preserve

Sandhill lake and near-shore uplands