HIKE SUMTER - Tentatively Scheduled for Jumper Creek - May 17th - Meet at 8:45 a.m.
Friday, May 17, 2013 from 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
"See the REAL Florida!"
The next hike in the "wildly" popular Hike Sumter "See the REAL Florida" program is tentatively scheduled for Jumper Creek on May 17th. We'll contact you in a few days to give you more details. Jumper Creek WMA is a 10,000-plus-acre tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. It is located along the east side of the Withlacoochee River in western Sumter County, south of Lake Panasoffkee. Most of this area is floodplain forest and oak-cabbage palm hammock. Jumper Creek, a blackwater creek that flows north into the Withlacoochee River, runs through the center of the area. Recreational opportunities include hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, primitive camping, biking, and hiking on two loop trails.
Our guide, as usual, is UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County Agent, Jim Davis. You'll be learning about Florida's natural resources including native plants, invasive plants, insects, wildlife, etc. as well as enjoying the great weather and scenery. The weather will be warm and we should see a lot of blooming trees and plants and wildlife.
Please dress appropriately for hiking: no open-toe shoes, bring sunscreen, insect repellant, and binoculars. Bring your camera so you can “shoot” any wildlife we may encounter. Insect repellant is a must because there are ticks and chiggers in the areas we will hike.
Bring your lunch and beverages in a cooler. Following the hike we’ll have lunch together and have a question and answer session.
The hikes fill up quickly and space is limited; so register right away. This event promises to be educational and a lot of fun; we hope you will join us. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-793-2728, Ext. 229.
UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension
Sumter County Extension is a federal, state and local partnership that provides research-based information from the University of Florida to the citizens of Sumter County and beyond. We hope that you will contact us for solutions to any questions you may have in the areas of agriculture, lawns and gardens, nutrition and wellness, financial management, natural resources, livestock,community development and youth development (4-H). Call us at (352) 569-6862 or visit our website at http://sumter.ifas.ufl.edu