Meet trip leader Ivor Kincaid at Powers Park parking lot and then drive to Prairie Creek Preserve. Ivor is the land manager for the Alachua Conservation Trust. We’ll walk the trails through upland oak woods, swampy edges, and the borders of Prairie Creek, looking for such neotropical migrants as Prothonotary Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Warbler, and Blue Grosbeak. Old and/or waterproof footwear may come in handy.
This is a CLEP trip. The Conservation Lands Educational Program (CLEP) is designed to bring attention to local land conservation efforts. These trips are conducted on properties purchased to protect natural resources and will be led by a representative who will discuss ecological features and history. CLEP trips will be educational experiences, so the emphasis will be on much more than birding.
Difficulty: 2 (may involve uneven terrain one to two miles).