Citrus Tract - Withlacoochee State Forest
A Florida Gem - Sandhill in the Spring
Leaders: Nancy Dwyer and Susan Carr
Start Time at Site: 9:30 AM
End Time at Site: 12:00 PM
Lunch Included? No
Handicap Access: No
Cost: $7 + $2 State Forest Individual Use Fee (cash onsite)
Meet at the corner of SR 44 (Gulf to Lake Hwy) and Trail 13 entrance to Citrus WMA (map).
The 50,000-acre Citrus Tract is the largest piece of contiguous sandhill plant community in the peninsula. Due to the Florida Forest Service’s prescribed burn management, it supports superb wildflowers and about 80 families of red-cockaded woodpeckers.
Wear sneakers, comfortable field clothes and bring or buy your lunch. Bring binoculars and the usual sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, drinking water, a hat, etc.