Alachua Audubon Field Trip: Hickory Ranch Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

  • When: Saturday, January 28, 2023,  8:00 am
  • Location: Hickory Ranch facilities 9300 CR 234, Micanopy, FL
  • Cost: free

The prairie basin at Hickory Ranch is one of the most bird-active and diverse parts of the prairie this winter but it’s only accessible by special arrangements with park management, and will require pre- registration at Wild Birds Unlimited to attend. Join Friends of Paynes Prairie board member and park volunteer Bubba Scales for this special event. Hickory Ranch provides an opportunity to view wintering flocks of ducks, Sandhill Cranes, and other waterbirds. The field trip will be limited to 20 people, however, a second group of 20 may be considered depending on the interest. Meet at the Hickory Ranch facilities at 9300 CR 234, Micanopy. (This location is about 1.5 miles west of Cones Dike.) The ground is uneven and likely will be wet and muddy so waterproof shoes are suggested. Please do not be late as you will not be allowed to walk unattended at this site.

Difficulty: 3.