Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Central Florida Park You Should Not Miss- Circle B Bar Reserve

Circle B Bar Reserve is a park that belongs to the Southwest Florida Water Management District.  It has a lot of water but it is so much more.  This out of the way park is in the Lakeland, FL area so it is close to Orlando & Tampa.

There are trails and more trails so it is a great place to walk or jog.  But it's main attraction is the wildlife!  There are birds of all types, including Bald Eagles, Hawks & Osprey.   

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Seasonally, White Pelicans can be seen in the lake & ponds. Ducks and wading birds of many species also frequent the ponds.  

White Pelican

 Alligators sometimes cross or walk along the trails.   There are rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, armadillos & occasionally, even a bobcat is seen!


The best time to see critters is early in the morning or just before sunset.  

A recent addition is an Observation Deck on the Marsh Rabbit run trail.  The deck is built our over the water and has a blind setup at the end so human movements are less noticeable by the birds.

A View from the new Observation Deck

There is also a Nature Center with lots of info about the park and Florida.  So check out the park's website to see what they offer. 

Common Moorhe

I love walking and photographing in this park!  I highly recommend it!

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That is all for now!


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