March 2, 2019 @ 8:00AM — 12:00PM
Quintessential cypress dome swamp, this trip has a boardwalk then grassy berm.
The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail offers 12 miles of hiking and biking trails, including a 1500-ft. boardwalk with wheelchair accessibility. We will walk liesurely for a while and then turn back. A 1/4-mile crushed shell path leads to a 1500-ft. boardwalk, then the trail becomes a flat grassy berm with swamp on both sides. The trails are actually old tram roads used when the area was logged many years ago. The maple-cypress swamp is home to Roseate Spoonbills, Limpkins, Wood Storks, Alligators, River Otters, Florida Panthers, Bobcats, and more. We will pass by several benches along the trail within the first 1.5 miles.
Birders will delight in the abundance of songbirds that frequent the cypress trees along the boardwalk, as well as the many raptors and wading birds found along the trails. Barred Owls are common.
Trip Leader: AWE Executive Director Mimi Wolok
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