Saturday, March 23, 2013

Field Trip: Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Yesterday we took a field trip to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.

Six Mile Cypress Slough (pronounced "slew") Preserve has over a mile of boardwalk trail that weaves around a beautiful 2,500 acre wetlands preserve. If your lucky, you'll spy alligators, a variety of birds, snakes, turtles, wild pigs and maybe even a bobcat! ...been there twice and have never seen one...if I did, I'd probably run up a tree screaming.

On today's adventure we saw two large gators sunning themselves, a baby alligator floating on a log, and lots of turtles and birds.

Throughout the boardwalk trail you'll run across beautiful quotes embossed on plaques. I especially like this one...

You'll also occasionally see animal tracks stamped into the wood planks that lead to a description and picture of the animal they belong to. Cool! Logan really enjoyed this.

This place is AH-mazing ...and is FREE! It's run by Friends of the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, a not-for-profit advocacy and support organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the preserve.

For more on the preserve, you can visit their web site HERE.

Logan bird watching.

Feeding his new rubber alligator from the gift shop. Thanks Grandma!

There's an alligator sunning itself in the pond over my shoulder! Grrrr

Just beautiful!

1 comment:

  1. This place is amazing! I was there back in February. We saw: alligators (7 babies and 1 adult who was 14'-0" long); copper head snake curled up in a tree stump along the boardwalk; a water snake slithering through a pond; ibis; anhinga; heron; many turtles; wild boars hiding in the brush; and blooming air plants (these were getting more attention from visitors than the alligators - go figure!).


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