Monthly Archives: February 2019

February Field Trip

Please remember that there will be no regular club meeting on Friday night 02-22-2019. Instead we are having a photo scavenger hunt field trip the following morning, 02-23-2019 at Hillsborough River State Park (HRSP). 15402 U.S. 301 North Thonotosassa, FL 33592. Plan to meet in parking lot 3 between 9:30 and 10:00 am. This is the largest parking lot in the park. It is not the parking lot by the pool, that is lot number 4. If you pass parking lot 3 by mistake then you may park elsewhere and walk back to lot number 3. Allow time to get through the line at the entrance as the park is popular and busy on Saturday mornings. Carpooling is encouraged as this will minimize the number of vehicles that we will have in the entrance line and it may lower your cost. Admission is $6 per vehicle. We will review the rules and start the event at 10:00 am. We will reconvene at noon to score the event. It is suggested that you bring a lunch to eat at this time. There is a food concession in the park as well. Bringing some water to drink and a snack to eat while out photographing in the park is also recommended.

Scavenger Hunt Rules:
All photos must be taken inside the boundaries of HRSP on 02-23-19 between the times of 10:00 am and noon. Only one photo of each list item will count for points. (Example 1: If you take 3 different photos of various types of yellow flowers, only one photo may be counted. Example 2: If you have a single photo that contains multiples of any item other than an animal being counted for points it still only counts for once. A single photo of 3 yellow flowers scores the same as a photo of a single yellow flower. Example 3: Multiple points for multiple items in a photo will be awarded on photos of animals. A single photo showing 3 turtles counts triple what a photo of a single turtle is worth.) There are mystery items as well. Be aware of interesting or unusual items that you encounter and photograph them even if they aren’t on your list because they might be a mystery item. The list of mystery items will be will not be revealed in advance. The regular list is below. The amount of points that each item is worth will be revealed during the scoring process. Please print the list below and bring a copy with you to the event or keep a digital copy on your mobile device for reference.

Deer
Pig
Turkey
Turtle
Snake
Eagle
Great Blue Heron
Anhinga
Limpkin
Ibis
Alligator
Otter
Butterfly
Moth
Squirrel
Raccoon
Armadillo
Possum
Owl
Woodpecker
Grasshopper
Caterpillar
Toad
Frog
Spider
Pine cone
Yellow flower
White flower
Poison Ivy
Mushroom
Acorn
Cactus
Lichens
Bird nest
Cypress Knee
Park Ranger