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Photo Trek – Sawgrass Lake
February 26 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am$0.00
Type: Outdoor Photo Workshop
The Cool Things You will See, Do, and Learn: An oasis for nature in busy central Pinellas County, Sawgrass Lake Park is home to a tremendous variety of wildlife. Join us as we explore trails winding through maple swamps and oak hammocks in search of wildlife photo opportunities. A bird lovers paradise, opportunities include wading birds, songbirds, and raptors. A host of other wildlife also calls the park home such as alligators, turtles, butterflies and more. Your instructor will share his tips and techniques for getting great wildlife photos, sharing his years of experience to help you get great shots.
Sawgrass Lake Park, 400 acres in size, allows people to walk through one of the largest maple swamps on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The park’s mile-long boardwalk and half-mile dirt trail provide opportunities to see birds, butterflies, plants and animals in their natural settings within the most densely populated county in Florida. Herons, egrets, ibis, wood storks, alligators and turtles can be seen along the canals and lakes. Thousands of birds migrate through the park during the fall and spring, attracting birders and eco-tourists from all over the country. Sawgrass Lake Park is mentioned by the Great Florida Birding Trail and the National Audubon Society as one of the premier birding sites in Florida.
Activity Level: Low/moderate.
Things to Know: Mile long boardwalk, plus 1/2 mile dirt path.
What to Bring: Wide angle to Telephoto lenses, generally for wildlife you want longer range (200mm plus). However, feel free to bring whatever you have to experiment with. Sunscreen and bug repellent are also recommended. Wear comfortable walking shoes you don’t mind getting sandy or wet.