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Sierra Club Adventure Coast Group Outing to Janet Butterfield Wilderness Area Oct. 25th

October 25 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Explore a hidden gem with Adventure Coast Group’s Outings Leader Eugene Kelly for a group outing to the Janet Butterfield Wilderness and Environmental Area (WEA) on Wednesday, October 25th. This beautiful upland habitat is typically only accessible to wildlife management personnel so this is a rare opportunity!

Gene will introduce you to the mosaic of uplands species that call the preserve home and the conservation strategies that support them. Some areas have been burned which means we will get to see growth that is not always visible! The Janet Butterfield Brooks WEA encompasses approximately 319 acres in Hernando County and has some of the area’s last tracts of older growth longleaf pine sandhill forests and hardwood hammocks. The vast mix of mesic hammock, upland hardwood forest and bottomland forest found here provides important wildlife habitat for species including gopher tortoises and southeastern American kestrels.

Moderate in length and difficulty, the hike covers just under 2 miles of mostly sandy and uneven terrain so make sure to bring water and snacks. Reservations required with a limit of 20 participants.

As there is no designated parking area at Janet Butterfield we will carpool from the Chinsegut Conservation Center located at 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, Fl 34601. If you want to carpool please be ready to leave at 8:30 am. Restrooms and water fountains are at the center but not at Janet Butterfield WEA.

The Janet Butterfield WEA is located across the street from 15478 Bailey Hill Road in Brooksville FL 34614 at 28°35’45.6″N 82°28’04.2″W / 28.595990 -82.467837 0.3 miles west of Citrus Way.

For more info or to RSVP please contact Eugene Kelly, Adventure Coast Group Outings Chair, at 407 709-7042 or email


October 25
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Chinsegut Conservation Center and WEA
23212 Lake Lindsey Road
Brooksville, FL 34601 United States
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