Documents

1.  OBBT Guide -- Ochlockonee Bay Bicycle Trail, St. Marks NWR Section

The Sarracenia Chapter offers this WILDFLOWER and Native Plant HIGHLIGHTS Guide to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge section of Ochlockonee Bay Bicycle Trail, Wakulla County, Florida. The section is 4.8 miles in length and is bordered entirely by permanently protected lands of St. Marks NWR.

(For an overview of the Ochlockonee Bay Bicycle Trail beyond the St. Marks NWR section, visit  http://www.mywakulla.com/departments/communications_and_public_services/departments/ochlocknee_bay_bike_trail1.php )

(For photo  images —spring, summer, and fall suites— of many of the wildflowers along the Bicycle Trail, use the Galleries tab, then St. Marks NWR Section of Ochlockonee …)

 

2. Wakulla County Proclamation of October as Florida Native Plant Month (2018)

3. Flora of Ochlockonee River State Park

A 543-acre property in two pieces, Ochlockonee River State Park holds a nearly pristine tract of pine flatwoods and sandhills fronting broad, natural tidal channels. Preservation of these plant communities by the Florida Park Service with conscientious management measures has been consistent with the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society.

FNPS members were exploring ORSP, with the pre-existing plant list in hand, by 2010 or before. Dr. Shirley Denton of FNPS identified many dozens of species and added them to the Park’s list that year. Since then, Sarracenia members have systematically roamed the Park’s trails and the scenic loop, and had identified around 80 more species thru late 2018. The Chapter’s members then made a compilation of all finds and the pre-existing park list, tackled the demanding job of updating all plant nomenclature among the 487 species, and formatted the presentation. (The species count would pass 500 in mid-2019).

 

Ochlockonee River State Park location

 

 

 

 

Published on  05.08.2019