Gainesville, FL 32608
Meet trip leader John Hintermister in the Target parking lot at 6:30 a.m. for the hour’s drive west to the 53,000-acre Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, a complex of swamps, pine forests, tidal creeks, and salt marshes. We’ll explore the refuge’s wildlife drive, looking for migratory birds. It should be an excellent trip for butterflies as well.
We’ll adjourn to Cedar Key for lunch, but bring water, a snack, and bug repellent.
Length: D (6+ hours).
Difficulty: 2 (may involve uneven terrain one to two miles).