Location: Red Bug Slough Preserve Trailhead (Google Plus Code): 7GG2+VR South Gate Ridge, Florida Hike Length: 2 miles Time Estimate: 1.5 hours Habitats: Wetlands Notes: Amazing amount of plant and wildlife for a suburban setting. Wetlands Ecosystem – This hike includes access to a wetlands ecosystem. Black Vultures – Black vultures have black heads, unlike […]
Florida Fresh Water & Wetlands
Florida Fresh Water & Wetlands: Dominated by plants that are water-adapted. The vegetation is rooted below the water's surface and either stands erect above the water (e.g., cattails) or grows at the surface (e.g., lily pads). Wading birds and ducks are also common.
Location: Myakka River State Park Trailhead (Google Plus Code): 7P24+GC Myakka City, Florida Hike Length: 3 miles Time Estimate: 2 hours Habitats: Hardwood Hammock, Dry Prairie, Wetlands Notes: This is a relatively dry hike, good for a wet season, and it’s on flat, fairly even ground. However, always be prepared for some wetness under foot. […]
Location: Myakka River State Park Trailhead (Google Plus Code): 6MRC+45 Myakka City, Florida Hike Length: 5 miles Time Estimate: 3+ hours Habitats: Hardwood Hammock, Dry Prairie, Wetlands Notes: Requires permit – contact Ranger’s office for information. If the water is high, you cannot access Deep Hole – check with ranger station. Butterfly Orchids – There […]