SEPTEMBER FIELD TRIP FORT DE SOTO PARK
Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water's edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the abundance of natural beauty for as far as the eye can see. The complexity of the ecology is not immediately apparent, but the park offers the greatest diversity of systems just about anywhere. Emerging from the wealth of bird life, sea life, wild life and plant life is the majestic tapestry called Fort De Soto.
The largest park within the Pinellas County Park System, Fort De Soto park consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands (keys). These keys are home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks, hardwoods and scores of native plants. Each of these species plays a vital role in the preservation and protection of the natural environment.
Come join us for a 5:00pm start at the park. For those who would like to carpool, we will be meeting at the LWR Town Hall at 4:00pm. Please be aware that there are several tolls to get to this park. Meeting place at the park TBD. We will be able to photography birds and landscapes and finish with sunset pictures. The sunset will be at 7:24 pm. Remember to bring your club's name tag. You will also be signing a release waiver form. A tripod is recommended however you can still capture phenomenal pictures just with your camera and a steady hand.
For those who are interested in a late dinner, we will be making arrangements. Details to follow.
If you have any questions, you can contact Susan (941-807-0664) or Bobbie at (813-690-5062). For those members who are thinking about upgrading from an iPhone or a point and shoot camera, the club has purchased a Sony, Cannon and Nikon cameras for you to try out. If you are interested in one of these cameras on our field trip check the link at the top of this page to reserve a camera.You must be a member to participate in the field trips. You may not bring a spouse or friend who is not a current member of the club. Thank you for your cooperation.
Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St Petersburg, FL 33715
From Bradenton / Sarasota
Take I-275 north. Take exit 17 onto Pinellas Bayway/FL 682 west.
After 3 miles turn left onto Pinellas Bayway (FL 679). Go 6.6 miles to park.
Park Entry Fee: $5/Car