Location: Oscar Sherer State Park Trailhead (Google Plus Code): 5GGQ+CF Osprey, Florida Hike Length: 5.5 miles Time Estimate: 3-4 hours Habitats: Scrub, Pine Flatwoods Notes: Nice trail featuring Oscar Sherer’s unique habitat. To see scrub jays and red-headed woodpeckers, go early. Wildflowers – Look for a wide range of wildflowers here, which change with the […]
Oscar Sherer State Park (OSSP)
The habitats that are part of the park are pine flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods and the hardwood hammock surrounding South Creek. A variety of other plants exist within the park, like blueberry, persimmon, wild grape, cabbage palm, coontie, wax myrtle, prickly pear cacti, mangrove trees and giant leather ferns (Acrostichum danaeifolium). Land and aquatic inhabitants include bobcats, rabbits, foxes, North American river otters, American alligators, eastern indigo snakes (Drymarchon couperi), gopher tortoises and gopher frogs.