August 19, 2017, Florida Panhandle Roadside Botanizing

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August 19, 2017, Florida Panhandle Roadside Botanizing,

Posted under: Out of state

Meet: 9:00 AM, Hampton Inn, Quincy, Florida 165 Spooner Rd. Quincy, FL 32351

(I-10 Exit 181) (850) 627-7555

Description:  This will be a roadside botanizing trip along Florida Highway 65 and connecting roads to see an array of summer wildflowers. The last time we offered this trip, August, 2013, we saw multiple species of Platanthera including the rare P. chapmanii, and others, Lilium Catesbaei, Stokes aster, Liatris species, Sabatia species, Zigadenus glaberrimus, many other plants and a few fauna species such as butterfly caterpillars (larvae).

Location:  Along Florida Highway 65 and nearby and connecting roads.

Walking:  Short, easy walks from vehicles with limited off trail excursions.

Facilities:  At the Hampton Inn and possibly during certain stops

Bring:  Good shoes. Also, camera, binoculars, tick and insect repellent, lunch and snacks.

Leader:  Contact: Jim Drake (678) 482-2127, drake3800@charter.net. Virginia Craig is the trip leader. Note: Registration is necessary.  Trip limited to 25 persons.  Call or email trip leader to confirm reservation. It is understood that sometimes the unexpected happens, but please only register if you are fairly certain of attending. If necessary, a waiting list will be kept.