Meet field trip leader Adam Zions for birding at Alachua County’s newest Public Use Natural Area. The 5,700-acre preserve of marsh and wet prairie provides excellent opportunities to see a wide variety of resident and wintering birds, and hopefully a western vagrant or two! To reach the trailhead, drive south on US-441 from Gainesville. Just before Micanopy and across from Lake Wauberg, turn right on Wacahoota Road. Go over the I-75 overpass and take your next left onto SE 11th Dr. Continue south on SE 11th Dr. to the preserve trailhead and parking area. Bring plenty of sunscreen, water, and snacks as the trip is 7 miles round-trip.
Difficulty: 3 (due to duration hike).