Meet Michael Drummond of the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department at the Valero gas station on US-441 in Micanopy and carpool to Barr Hammock.
The majestic Barr Hammock forms a land bridge between Ledwith and Levy Prairies, and is a county jewel that provides habitat for a wide variety of upland and wetland wildlife. This is a CLEP (Conservation Lands Educational Program) trip, which means we’ll be learning about Barr Hammock’s ecological importance and about its trees, insects, and other forms of life, rather than focusing entirely on birds (though we should see a few of those as well!).
(Fun Fact: the single point in Alachua County that’s farthest from any road is in Barr Hammock.)
Difficulty: 2 (may involve uneven terrain one to two miles).