Saturday, February 8, 2014

Florida Scrub Jay Festival 2014

The Florida Scrub Jay Festival was held today at the Lyonia Scrub Preserve at the Deltona, FL Public Library. It was a rainy day, but a large crowd still came out and enjoyed one of Florida's most accessible scrub properties. Scrub jays are our state's only endemic bird, but the Festival is about so much more. Representatives from wildlife organizations, environmental educators, musicians, photographers, and an author were there to celebrate Florida's natural heritage.

Florida Alligator taking in the Festivities at Lyonia Preserve

Archbold Biological Station with their awesome scrub coloring book
Archbold Biological Station teamed up with me to create Worlds Around Us, a Language Arts and Science curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Combining Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus with the best of natural science activities is a great fit for classrooms.
Paul Rebmann of Wild Florida Photo - beautiful photos! I messed up by leaving without picking up some prints.

Central Florida Zoo stole the show with their snakes
The cross-eyed screech owl
Lake Woodruff is a great place to hike

Rusty wouldn't talk to me

My booth!

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