It's warmed up enough to get a little wet, but still cool enough to not pass out from Florida's sweltering heat. Perfect timing for a native aquatic life study and collection trip, paired with some geocaching and a picnic!
This event is being sponsored by Fancy Tails Fish Farm, who will not only be assisting with identification of local species, but is also supplying a hot dog picnic for this outing. In addition, all participants will receive a 25% discount on all fish and plants purchased upon our return Sunday afternoon. Participants who contribute food to the picnic, will receive a 30% discount.
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9am – 5pm
Meet at Fancy Tails Fish Farm by 9am for a briefing. We will be leaving at 9:30am.
Fancy Tails Fish Farm
701 Thunderbird Hill Road
Sebring, FL 33872
- Clothes & shoes you don't mind getting dirty and wet
- Beach towel
- Florida Freshwater Fishing License (see below)
- Water or beverage of choice (it's going to be hot out there)
- Food to share at the picnic
- Collection container with lid
- Net and trap (see below)
- Smartphone with GPS (for geocaching)
- Bug repellent
In order to participate, you must bring a completed liability waiver and a Freshwater Fishing License. You may apply online for a recreational Fishing License, or purchase one from the sporting goods section of Walmart for about $17. While you're at it, get your Shoreline Saltwater License as well – it's free and will come in handy in a few months… (hint)
A light-weight, large traditional aquarium fish net, or pool leaf net with a fine mesh is a good option to bring. Seine nets and traps are also a good option.