Crowley Museum and Nature Center

16405 Myakka Rd., Sarasota, 34240
(941) 322-1000
10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday

caracara

This site contains more than 2 miles of trails through five native habitats (pine flatwoods, hardwood hammocks, freshwater marsh and swamp, and riverine areas) and includes a 2000-foot boardwalk terminating at an observation tower overlooking the marsh. Species that call this site home include Red-shouldered Hawks and Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireos and Northern Parulas. Bald Eagles and Barred Owls nest here, Swallow-tailed Kites cruise through during summer and dabbling ducks visit the swamps and marsh during winter. This site has records for Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, and Crested Caracara. Call ahead to find out the schedules for the Saturday workshop series and other educational programs that occur throughout the year.

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