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Field Trip: Kingsley Plantation (Jacksonville)
November 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Leader: Andrew Schumann (631-974-0703)
Kingsley Plantation is the site of a former estate owned by Zephaniah Kingsley, who spent 25 years there. It is now part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve managed by the U.S. National Park Service. Resident birds include Pileated Woodpecker, Brown Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Clapper Rail, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-crowned Night-Heron, vultures, Osprey, Eastern Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl and many more. In the fall we will be also looking for White Pelican, Northern Harrier, hawks, plovers, and yellowlegs to name a few.
Bring binoculars, drinks, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, sturdy walking shoes, and a hat if desired.
Location: 11676 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32226. No fee.
From I-95 or I-295 East Beltway, exit at Heckscher Drive and go east. After passing the St. Johns River Ferry landing on your right, turn left 1/2 mile later at the brown National Park Service sign onto Fort George Island. Follow the signs; the road leads to the Kingsley Plantation parking lot. You will travel down a 2-mile dirt road. No fee.