Field Trip: February 1, 2019 - Friday
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
8 a.m. at the entrance at 2803 Lust Road, Apopka
 

Hernando Audubon
Society

Established 1959


Trip Leaders: Eileen and Jim
Email: naturecoastbirder5@yahoo.com
 







Field Trip Guidelines
Fields trips are open to everyone interested in birding. Non-members are welcome.

To participate, contact the trip leader
to confirm time and meeting place.

We suggest comfortable clothing, insect repellent, suncreen, and water or other suitable beverages.
Fulvous Whistling-Ducks                                                                         Photo | Rey Wells
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way 11-mile dirt road, with pull-off areas where we can stop to look for birds. The entrance is located at 2803 Lust Road, Apopka.

To carpool
, meet at Sunrise Plaza shopping center at 6:45 a.m. There is a Winn-Dixie in this shopping center, which is just east of I-75 and on the south side of SR-50.

If you are going directly to Lake Apopka, meet at the Wildlife Drive Trailhead at 8 a.m.

Directions
for going to Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail when coming from Spring Hill or Brooksville:

Drive east on SR-50 to Groveland. Turn left on SR-19 and head northeast 9 miles. At CR-455 turn right and drive east 2.6 miles. At the traffic circle, turn north on CR-561. In 2.5 miles at Astatula, turn right on CR-48. When it ends in 4.2 miles, turn left at CR-448, and in 0.5 mile turn right to rejoin CR-48, called Duda Road, which then becomes Jones Avenue.
Continue east to US-441. In 3.1 miles, turn right on US-441, W. Orange Blossom Trail. As soon as you go under toll road 429 in 3.7 miles, turn right on CR-437, W. Orange Ave. In 2.1 miles, turn right on Lust Road. At the end of Lust Road, we will meet at the gate for Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive at 7:30 am.

When going to Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail from somewhere else, search Internet maps for your best route. Your destination is the gate at the west end of Lust Road in Apopka.

The GPS coordinates for the entrance are: N28.669183. W-81.561540  The address is 2803 Lust Road, Apopka.

Bring a lunch and beverages.
Ash-throated Flycatcher, a rarity in this area, seen last season at Lake Apopka.
Photo | Rey Wells
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