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Field Trip - Circle B Bar Preserve Tram Tour
There was a time when cattle and cowboys roamed Circle B Bar Reserve, but what was once a functioning cattle ranch is now recognized by USA Today Travel as one of the 51 Great Places to See Wildlife. The 1,267-acre property features several diverse Central Florida habitats including freshwater marshes, hardwood swamps, oak hammocks, creeks and lakes, which are home to a wide variety of ducks, shorebirds, wading birds, native and migrant birds, ospreys, bald eagles, and to more than 45-species of butterflies. When we arrive at Circle B Bar, we will have about 15 minutes to use the facilities and assemble at 9:00 for an all morning tram tour. Bring your scopes and binoculars – the volunteer tour operator will stop on request at various locations along the route. Bring heavy jackets, maybe a blanket, because it’s December and could be cold and windy. Room on the tram is limited, thus reservations are required. After the tour we’ll have BYO brown-bag lunch in one of the pavilions. After lunch you’re on your own to tour the Visitor Center, walk out on the levees and leave for home whenever. Suggested donation to OVAS: $10/adult (Audubon members) or $15/adult (non-members). We’ll pass the hat for donations to the Preserve. Meet at 7:15 at the Winn-Dixie parking lot on the corner of US-27 and CR-482, 27405 US-27, near the BB&T Bank in Leesburg to car-pool. We will depart the lot at 7:30 a.m. sharp. Email Peg Lindsay at [masked] or call her at[masked] to register. Let her know the number of persons in your party and whether you can carry other passengers in your car to Lakeland or whether you need a ride. Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, Polk County

Winn Dixie

27405 US-27 · Leesburg, fl

What we're about

The Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society (OVAS) organizes field trips, hikes, outings and programs focused on birds, birdwatching, nature, conservation, and the environment.

OVAS is a Non-Profit Organization focused on the area of Lake County and is the local chapter of Florida’s Audubon Society, and National Audubon. Audubon Societies around the country are dedicated to the conversation of America’s wildlife and the habitats that support them.

We also organize the Festival of Flight and Flowers annually in October.

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