Gainesville, FL 32609
Meet City Naturalist Geoff Parks at the Morningside Nature Center parking lot. MNC contains more than seven miles of trails that wind through sandhills, flatwoods, cypress domes, and habitat restoration areas. We might see newly-arrived Summer Tanagers and Great Crested Flycatchers, but the resident breeders – Pine Warblers, Eastern Towhees, Brown-headed Nuthatches, and Red-headed Woodpeckers – should be busy singing and building nests.
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).