2017 Fieldtrip

 Adams Ranch

Conservation on a Working Ranch

Leaders: Anne Cox and Lee Ann Simmons

Day: Thursday

Start Time at Site: 9:00 AM

End Time at Site: 2:00 PM

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Lunch Included? No

Handicap Access: No

Cost: Included in Conference Registration

Adams Ranch is a working cattle ranch with a long history of conservation.  This family owned business is committed to preserving the natural vegetation, wildlife and its Florida heritage through environmental stewardship and a program of total ranch management.

The ranch has won numerous conservation awards including awards from the Florida Audubon Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Come on this field trip to learn how a major agricultural operation can maintain valuable native habitats while running a quality cow/calf operation.  Ranches are a major component of natural connectivity in Florida.  You may also see sandhill cranes, burrowing owls, eagles, dear and other wildlife.

Your leaders are Dr. Anne Cox, crazy lady extraordinaire, and FNPS past president.  LeeAnn Simmons is a 4-th generation rancher and part of the Adams family.

Logistics
  • Wear field clothes including long pants and close-toes shoes
  • Bring water and your lunch
  • Be sure to have sunscreen, insect repellant, and a hat
Resources

Ranch Website

GPS Location    Latitude: 27.44754    Longitude: -80.58995