An opportunity to see the country's first large-scale, off-site, wetlands mitigation project of the 1990s - courtesy of Walt Disney. This Wilderness features bird watching, hiking trails and good old natural beauty. Woodstorks, red-cockaded woodpeckers, sandhill cranes and crested caracara all make homes here. The 2 1/2 mile trail goes by the cypress swamp and freshwater marsh and through scrub and flatwood forests. The Preserve has been maintained by the Nature conservancy since the 1990s. A nationally recognized conservation masterpiece.
Meet at JoAnn's in the Seminole Towne Center Parking lot near the intersection of I-4 and SR 46 (Exit 101-C from I-4 go east on SR46. Go south on Towne Center Blvd to first right/2nd light/small shopping center on Rt/Towne Center Plaza) Books A Million is also in that plaza. Park in the outer reaches of the parking lot near the pond.
Carpool and caravan from JoAnn's
Time: 9 a.m.
Cost is free at the Park
Call Sarah Donlan for the head count and details at[masked]
Bring binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, and appropriate shoes for
possible dampness. Post your photos here on Meetup.