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UF/IFAS Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

UF/IFAS Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

What to Bring

What to bring for a day visit:

  • Water bottle
  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses and sunhat
  • Insect repellent (summer)
  • EpiPen (if you have severe allergic reactions)
  • Rain jacket
  • Light cotton long sleeve shirt when working in the wetlands (summer)
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Day pack
  • Rite In Rain notebook
  • Cellular phone
  • Transportation that can travel across dirt roads

What to bring for an overnight visit:

  • Personal toiletries, which includes bath soap and shampoo.
  • Laundry detergent if you plan to use the washer/dryer.
  • You will need to bring food and beverages. It is suggested that guests should stop at one of the grocery stores in Melrose to stock up on your way to an onsite lodging facility.

Click here for more information about overnight lodging.