Sat Mar 24, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30. Tour of Leeann Connelly-Sherouse’ Backyard Gardens includes PHOTO SESSION with Valleri Brauer. 17928 61 Place North, Loxahatchee FL 33470 $10 per person or $5 for current local members (check with Paton to find out if your dues are current) STRICT LIMITATION so call Paton NOW 561-818-7574 to reserve your place!
Join Leeann Connelly-Sherouse for a memorable morning! Meander thru three acres of beautifully planted trails of native and non-natives designed to attract Florida wildlife. Settle down near a bird feeder and watch painted and indigo buntings, cardinals, a very rare local population of red-headed woodpeckers, as well as other woodpeckers. Grosbeaks have also been seen on the feeders. Sixty-seven species have been seen on the property and at this time of year there is a good chance of seeing migrating warblers.
Bring a picnic breakfast or lunch and enjoy it as you sit quietly observing the flora and fauna. Wander thru a beautifully landscaped 2000 sq/ft walk-in aviary and enjoy many species of exotic soft-bills and finches.
Valleri Brauer will be available to help with both bird and flower picture composition between 7:30 and 10:00.
This property is also home to Loxahatchee Wildlife Rescue Center, which has helped hundreds of native birds and animals, including owls, hawks, songbirds, fox, otters, possum, deer, alligators, turtles and snakes.
You will also have an opportunity to purchase daylilies that Leeann has hybridized for our south Florida gardens and her famous waterlilies. These sales help support the wild life center.
A very special morning not to be missed!
DIRECTIONS TO ASE BACKYARD GARDEN TOUR.
Leeann Connelly-Sherouse, 17928 61 Place North, Loxahatchee FL 33470
Take Southern Boulevard west to Seminole-Pratt Whitney Road. (There is a light at the intersection and if you get to Lion Country Safari you have gone .8 miles too far.)
Turn right (north) onto Seminole-Pratt Witney Road and proceed 5.6 miles.
Turn left (west) onto 60 Street North and proceed .8 mile.
Take first right (north) on to Mandarin Boulevard and go only .05 mile and take an immediate left onto 60 Street North.
60 Street North is unpaved. Proceed .5 mile. Take second right onto 61 Place North.