Group Hiking is Fun!

Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland Florida

Group HikeToday a group of strangers got together to share their love of nature and the outdoors and made new friends in the process. 10 strangers signed up to take a guided hike at a wonderful location in Lakeland, Florida. We all met on a beautiful November morning and were ready to see new sites! Our group covered all ages, married and single, adult, child, male and female. All had one thing in common, they wanted to see a new place and learn more about the outdoors. All taking advantage of our “Living Social” promotion of a 1/2 off 3 hour hike.

Lots of eye on the trail

It was great to have so many eyes looking around! Not long after we started we started spotting birds, spiders, alligators and more! We saw Limpkin, White Peacock Butterflies, coots, herons and even found the remains of a bobcats dinner (rabbit fur) on the trail.

Limpkin

Limpkin

Birds have really started gathering at this wonderful location as the colder air pushes south, but we had the benefit of a sunny day and the alligators were enjoying basking in the morning sun as well! Even lizards and dragonflies seemed to be enjoying this sunny day.Young Alligator in the sun

We all enjoyed the youngest member of the group who wanted to “scout out front” with me. I would tell him what something was coming up and he would make sure everyone knew what was up ahead. I love the enthusiasm of youth!Measuring up

We spent time looking for a geocache and teaching about the fun of geocaching. We found what was left of a turtle nest and we had a flyover from a young bald eagle. Even an American Bittern showed itself for an extra perk!American Bittern

Our hike ended with a visit from  about 5 wild turkeys and on the way out we saw wild hogs near the gate. A full day of fun, smiles, laughter and new friends. I have to say this was one of my favorite visits to Circle B Bar!Wild Turkey

For more information on this location please visit their website at:

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/circlebbarreserve.html

To see more photos from this hike please visit our Shutterfly site at:

http://notaclueadventuresphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures/2130

Or visit us on facebook!

If you would like to schedule a guided hike at this location or another please give us a call at Not a Clue Adventures at 813-789-0904

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About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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