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Our area is a bird-watcher's paradise. There are frequent sightings of Sand Hill Cranes, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Swallow Tail Kite, Wild Turkey, many types of Herron, Egret, Ibis, Anhinga, Cormorant, Belted Kingfisher, Bobwhite Quail, Whippoorwills, Wrens, Mockingbird, Blue Jay, several species of ducks, several species of Woodpeckers including the large Pileated Woodpecker, several species of Owls, and several species of Hawks. We also see Flycatchers, Thrush, Ground Dove, Turkey Vultures and Hummingbirds. In the colder months, many sea birds fly inland such as Pelicans and Sea Gulls. Small and large mammals are abundant, such as Raccoon, Possum, Fox, Rabbit, Armadillo, Deer, Black Bear, Black Panther, Otter, Raccoon and Coyote. Of course, there are also many species of water and land turtles, numerous varieties of fish and alligators. We have a variety of snakes but we do not like to brag on that. However, we have had sightings of the endangered Indigo snake. This area is also famous for harvesting of blue crabs. The famous writer, William Bartram passed through this area and he was very impressed by the flora and fauna of Florida.
Major lakes include Lake Broward, Lake Crescent, Lake Stella, Lake Como, Silver Lake and Clear Lake. There are many others.
Public land nearbyDunns Creek State Park
Dunns Creek Conservation Area
Friends of Dunns Creek
Welaka State Forest
Murphy Creek Conservation Area
Lake George Conservation Area
Lake George Forest and Wildlife Management Area
Ocala National Forest
Haw Creek Preserve State Park
Tournament Bass Fishing Info
In addition to conservation lands, we are surrounded by citrus groves, ferneries, vineries, timber land and pasture lands. Wine making began in this area before 1887. This area is known as the "Bass Capital of the World" and "The Fern Capital of Florida". The nearby areas of Mount Royal, Drayton Island and Salt Springs were inhabited by Florida's Indian Tribes as evidenced by archeological finds.
Log Cabin Farm Winery
Hunting and Fishing information
You can definitely find your share of fun in the sun in the Pomona Park area!