Cross Section of a Dry Sandhill
Visit one of the largest intact sandhills in the peninsula within the Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest
Leaders: Vince Morris
Start Time at Site: 9:00 AM
End Time at Site: 3:00 PM
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Lunch Included? No
Handicap Access: No
Cost: $7 + $2 State Forest Individual Use Fee (cash onsite)
Meet at the Holder Mine Campground (map) of the Citrus Tract Withlacoochee State Forest. Walk through some very dry sandhill (scrub components) to good fire maintained sandhill with red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) cavity trees. There is a good chance of seeing RCWs. Groundcover is very rich with species.
Depending on the will of the group we can visit a scrub (dryer) or a rocky sink (Lizzie Hart Sink, wetter).
Wear sneakers, comfortable field clothes and bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy along the river. Bring binoculars and the usual sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, drinking water, a hat, etc.