Florida’s most beautiful waterbird is the purple gallinule, found year-round in fresh water marshes in the Florida peninsula.
One of the most distinctive sounds you’ll hear in a Florida marsh is the call of the red-winged blackbird, particularly when there are a large flock of them.
There’s no mistaking the roseate spoonbill, with its bright pink plumage and distinctive shovel-shaped beak. Usually seen in pairs or large groups, they feed on mud flats.
Tall, distinctive birds that you’ll see everywhere in the Florida peninsula, sandhill cranes mate for life and travel in pairs or as a family.
Explore a maple swamp and an oak hammock on a pair of family-friendly loops along boardwalks and footpaths that lead to a tower on Sawgrass Lake
CURRENTLY CLOSED. Along the Silver Palm Trail at Bahia Honda State Park, you’ll meander through the largest grove of silver palms (Coccothrinax argentata) in the United States
One week, three venomous snakes, and many harmless ones: all encountered on our early morning bike rides along paved trails on cool mornings.
A paved bike path to link Volusia County’s major springs, the Spring to Spring Trail provides a growing network of trail and park connectivity
Ride this surprisingly hilly bike path through tunnels of live oaks and Florida scrub-jay habitat while marveling at the beauty of the St. Johns River bluffs near Blue Spring
Linking Green Springs to Gemini Springs to Lake Monroe, the southern portion of the Spring to Spring Trail is also an important link in the Florida Coast to Coast Trail
One of Florida’s oldest roadside attractions, Sunken Gardens is now a county park showing off more than a century’s worth of botanical bounty in St. Petersburg
Called curlew by native Floridians, the white ibis is a wading bird that tends to browse and travel in flocks. It is one of the more common wading birds you’ll see in Florida.