February 18, 2018
The 25 course participants enjoyed a great (hot) central Florida winter day at Rock Springs Run State Reserve. This 14,000-acre tract is a part of the Wekiva Basin State Park lands. It has Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River as its west and east boundaries, and it includes some great scrub, sandhill, flatwoods and wetlands habitats. We took a park-provided tram and stopped to dive into distinctive Florida habitats where we talked about the variations in vegetation, wildlife, fire frequency, hydrology and underlying soils of each community.