Leader: Geoff Parks
Meeting place: Morningside Nature Center Parking Lot. From Waldo Road, go east on University Avenue (SR-26) 1.9 miles, and turn left down the driveway and into the parking lot on the left beyond the office building.
A Conservation Lands Education Program Field Trip: Alachua Audubon is sponsoring its fourth series of field trips that bring attention to local land conservation efforts. These trips highlight properties that protect plant and animal life. Each will focus on that site’s unique flora, fauna and history. These field trips are designed to be educational experiences, so the emphasis will be on much more than birding.
Morningside covers over 270 acres of flatwoods and sandhill, and good trails make for easy birding. There is a thatched hut bird blind that looks out onto a variety of feeders that attract many birds. The park also has an authentic Florida Cracker farmstead.