Meet county biologist Steve Hofstetter in the preserve parking lot (see map above for navigation) on County Road 236 three tenths mile west of its junction with County Road 241. From US-441 in Alachua go north on State Road 241 (keeping left when 235 splits off) six miles to County Road 236.
This was the first purchase of the Alachua County Forever program, 1,190 acres of deep hardwood forest containing the southernmost stand of beech trees in North America. We’ll walk through this beautiful and ecologically valuable tract of conservation land, enjoying its flora and fauna.
Difficulty: 3 (may involve elevation change, uneven terrain, and/or walking distances greater than two miles).
*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 of the agency in charge, who will discuss ecological features and history. CLEP trips will be educational experiences, so the emphasis will be on much more than birding.