Newsletter 4 July 2017

by Green Deane

The red and white begoinas are edible….

As this is a national holiday the Green Deane newsletter is taking this publishing day off. The full newsletter will return next week. However below is the upcoming foraging class schedule for July.  Note this month there are two unusual locations, LeStrange Preserve in Ft. Pierce this Sunday the ninth and Venetian Gardens in Leesburg on the 23rd. Although LaStrange is only a couple of miles from the interstate and turnpike it is relatively untouched and does not have running water or bathrooms (no official ones at least.) Also there are plans to visit Haul Over Canal this year but presently the bridge over the canal is under construction and not passable.

Classes are held rain or shine.

Saturday, July 8th, Blanchard Park, 10501 Jay Blanchard Trail, Orlando, FL 32817. 9 a.m. Meet east side of the tennis courts near the YMCA building.

Sunday, July 9th, George LeStrange Preserve, 4911 Ralls Road, Fort Pierce, FL, 34981, 9 a.m.

Saturday, July 15th, Colby-Alderman Park: 1099 Massachusetts Street, Cassadaga. Fla. 32706. 9 a.m.

Sunday July 16th, Red Bug Slough Preserve, 5200 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, 34233. 9 a.m.

Saturday, July 22nd, Florida State College,  south campus, 11901 Beach Blvd.,  Jacksonville, 32246. 9 a.m.

Sunday, July 23rd, Sunday, Aug 21st.,  Venetian Gardens, 201 E. Dixie Ave, Leesburg, FL 34748, 9 a.m.  Meet in the parking lot between the pool and the lake. (The wading birds are quite friendly so if you like to feed them and take photos it’s an opportunity.)

Saturday July 29th, Bayshore Live Oak Park, Bayshore Drive. Port Charlotte. 9 a.m. Meet by the parking lot across from Ganyard St.

Sunday, July 30th, Dreher Park, 1200 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33405,  9 a.m.

If you plan on taking a class please let me know. You can read more about the classes here.