This site’s old-growth hardwoods, wetlands, uplands and open understory are good for many species of birds such as Little Blue Heron, Osprey, Wild Turkey, Prothonotary Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler and Eastern Wood-Pewee. The Suwannee River Trail offers waterbirds, and there is an extensive system of roads passable to two-wheel-drive vehicles. Other scenic hiking trails provide access to more remote areas with former state champion trees. Don’t miss the wetland boardwalk (listen for owls, woodpeckers and frogs) on the Suwannee River Trail and the wildlife viewing blind off Fanning Rd. The WMA has many bat houses inhabited by Brazilian Free-tailed Bats; on warm days you may hear them chattering inside their boxes. The WMA is also home to Rafinesque’s Big-eared Bat and Sherman’s Fox Squirrel. Lucky visitors may see or at least hear a leaping Gulf Sturgeon splashing in the river. A dock allows boaters to access the WMA from the river. Hunting closes the area to other uses on certain weekends between September and April. Please click here for more information.